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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 31, 2013

Gretchen Barretto's 'The Diplomat Hotel' To Be Released In Theaters To Scare Viewers

ATTY. JOJI ALONSO’S “Instant Mommy” starring Eugene Domingo is still showing in theatres but she’s now preparing for her next release, “The Diplomat Hotel” starring Gretchen Barretto. La Greta bravely dared to shoot the horror flick in the haunted and abandoned Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City. Horror tales of troubled spirits roaming in the forsaken building have circulated for some time. But that didn’t scare Gretchen from accepting her first indie movie.

Greta plays a news reporter in the movie written and directed by Chris Ad. Castillo. She fails to deliver the goods in a hostage crisis assignment which leads her to suffer a nervous breakdown. She, thus, takes a leave of absence from work for one year. When she returns, she promises to make up for the error but the only assignment at hand was a documentary about the Diplomat Hotel’s last night of operation.

In the middle of the work at the abandoned hotel building, she learns about the terrifying tales the structure holds. The actress’s co-stars as well as the production team only have praises for Gretchen’s professionalism. This despite the fact that the staff and crew have themselves experienced goosebumps while working on the film. But Gretchen didn’t get scared because of these stories and went on to shoot in Baguio anyway. Her co-workers were hats off to Gretchen’s dedication during the filming as she proved to be a real trouper. Also in the film are award-winning actors, Joel Torre, Mon Confiado. Art Acuna, Nico Antonio, Channel La Torre.