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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.

Feb 12, 2014

Kristoffer Martin Face To Face With Manananggal In 'Basement'

KRISTOFFER MARTIN plays one of the leads in Direk Topel Lee’s horror flick, “Basement”. He’s a member of a band along with Louise de los Reyes, Teejay Marquez and RJ Padilla. They park their van inside the basement parking of a mall to take drugs. But things get from bad to worse when they get stranded inside due to a raging storm that flooded the city and when a “manananggal” started attacking all the people trapped in the basement.

“I’ve never taken drugs in my entire life so the role is a big challenge to me,” says Kris when the film was previewed at the Podium. “Ako ang huling makakalaban ng manananggal, played by Ellen Adarna, but at the point na mapapatay ko na siya, may biglang papasok sa eksena, si Aljur Abrenica, and something else will happen. Hindi ko puedeng sabihin kung ano as it’ll spoil everything for the viewer. Basta kakaiba ang ending ng pelikulang ito, big surprise, at mangingilabot kayo kay Mona Louise Rey, yung child actress who thought na nakaligtas na siya sa manananggal dito.”

“Basement” opens today in theatres nationwide. Kris also stars in the 6PM GMA-7 soap, “Paraiso Ko’y Ikaw”. “Pinakita na kami this week na malaki na ni Kim Rodriguez. It started kasi with our parents. Ako, produkto ng rape. Si Ashley Nordstrom ang ni-rape, siyang mother ko, and she’ll later be played by G Toengi. Si Kim naman, nanay niya si Lauren Young, who dies. Father niya si Gabby Eigenmann, who marries Jessa Zaragoza at magiging anak nila si Joyce Ching. Kami ni Kim, mapupulot ni Joey Marquez and we’ll grow up in an island thinking na magkapatid kami. Mahirap ang taping namin dito kasi more than 3 hours ang biyahe sa location in Botolan, Zambales. Later on, magkakahiwalay kami ni Kim when we attempt to escape from the island. Pero magkikita kami uli sa city, with me adopted by Janno Gibbs.”