“Aurora,” the upcoming horror thriller from director Yam Laranas, isn’t going to help you sleep easy: it’s the story of a perilous search for bodies after a shipwreck off a forgotten island. But the dead have their own agenda.
Laranas, who once made this excellent video for TheWrap about how to create a great horror movie, puts all his skills to work on “Aurora.” Shot in Batanes, the remote northernmost island of the Philippines, about 200 miles from Taiwan, provides the setting for a young woman (Anne Curtis) to receive a harrowing proposition.
Watch the trailer above.
Here’s the film’s logline:
The passenger ship Aurora mysteriously collides into the rocky sea threatening an entire island and a young woman and her sister’s lives who must survive to stay alive by finding missing dead bodies for a bounty… while at risk of the danger from visitors who seek shelter in their home.
And the tagline? “The dead will find their way home.”
Laranas, who wrote the screenplay with Gin de Mesa, is the film’s cinematographer, producer and editor, as well as director. “Aurora” is produced by VIVA Films and ALIUD Entertainment.
Laranas’ previous films include “The Echo,” “Patient X” and “The Road.” (“The Echo” featured a young actress named Louise Linton, the future wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.)
Curtis is a Filipino-Australian actress, model , TV host, DJ and recording artist. She currently hosts the Philippine noontime television show “”It’s Showtime.”