Shake, Rattle and Roll V (1994)
Don Escudero (Episode I: Maligno)
Jose Javier Reyes (Episode II: Anino)
Manny Castañeda (Episode III: Impakto)
Produced by Lily Monteverde
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Date Released: December 25, 1994
Episode 1 – Maligno
Ruffa Guttierrez as Laurie
Monsour Del Rosario as Victor
Bong Regala as Nicky
Episode 2 – Anino
Sheryl Cruz as Gina
Jacklyn Jose as Mowie
Ogie Diaz as Mitoy
Patrick Riego de Dios as Allan
Ding Dong Dantes as Elmer
Eva Darren as Mrs. Posadas
Episode 3 – impakto
Manilyn Reynes as Lizbeth
Chuck Perez as Andres
Tom Taus as Charlie
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
This is an anthology movie consisting of three short stories:
Maligno – Laurie, a beautiful woman and boyfriend, Nicky are stuck on an island because the boat taking them back to the mainland did not come as scheduled. Meanwhile, Nicky starts to become ill while Laurie befriends a man in the forest despite the warnings given by the locals to stay away from him. But, appearances can be deceiving. Realizing that that the man is causing Nicky’s illness, Laurie must try to stop the man in the forest.
Anino – Two girls move into an apartment that has a very attractive and cheap rental price. But as they live there, they start to experience weird occurrences of a shadow in the shape of a man. They soon find out that someone was murdered in the apartment. At that point, they begin to be terrorized by a shadow.
Impakto – Brother and sister, Charlie and Lizbeth are kidnapped by a number of bad men on their way back from a movie date that Lizbeth was on. When Charlie and Lizbeth are able to escape their kidnappers, they retreat to an abandoned building that houses a vampire. Soon they have a new threat to try to overcome.
Maligno – There is no blood or gore. There is, however, a gruesome monster in the story.
Anino – There is no blood or gore in this film.
Impakto – There is some blood in this film. Much of the gore surrounds the antagonist as he is slowly decomposing.
The Grave Review
You should keep in mind that each short story is about thirty minutes and so there is not always a lot of substance to the sequences. As you will find in this film, there are some short stories that are more substantive and interesting than others.
Maligno – The first short story was entertaining. The plot, which surrounds evil spirits within a forest was very clever and the performances were also respectable. Towards the end of the film, the plot started to become a little choppy. Nevertheless, the concept was sound. However, the conclusion of the film was not well-thought out and felt rushed. But for a short story, perhaps this is to be expected.
Anino – The second short story did not seem to have much substance. Compared to the first short story, Anino was less interesting as the film revolved around an apartment haunting. However, the pace of the film was well-done. Of the three short stories, this was the least entertaining.
Impakto – The third short story has a lot of fun aspects. What makes this short story so entertaining is the relationship between brother and sister, Charlie and Lizbeth. In many ways, their reactions to the situations that they get themselves into are very comical. As such, the performances were respectable which made the story entertaining and pleasant to watch.
Up to this point, there have been a number of Shake Rattle and Roll films within the franchise. Overall, Shake Rattle and Roll V was not the best film in the series but also was not the worst. What is nice about these films generally is the fact that the stories are short enough where there is at least one good story out of the three stories that are told.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Shake Rattle and Roll V (1994) two graves out of five graves.
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