Laranas' The Road trailer
Since I watched Sigaw (Filmstalker review) I've been watching out for Yam Laranas, writer, director, cinematographer, producer, cameraman, and who knows what else, for that film was damn good and managed to genuinely unnerve and scare me.
I haven't seen his next film Patient X yet but he's already onto his next, The Road. It's currently in production and the first trailer has arrived. While it isn't as cohesive as I'd like to see it does deliver some creepy images and ideas.
Yam Laranas has a great feel for the psychologically scary and could put you on edge with just an image or a short moment, and that was throughout his film. It did feel as though he'd captured the essence of the Asian horrors such as Ringu at a time when horror seemed to be getting a little less intelligent. He's a very visual director and you can see his strength in cinematography come through, he even made a short horror film on a Nokia mobile phone once and it was as every bit as creepy as a full length horror.
The Road is his latest film, and it looks to be combining well his strengths of psychological and supernatural horror with his very strong visual style. Here's the blurb for The Road:
A twelve year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an abandoned road. In the course of the investigation, deeper and gruesome stories of abduction and murders are discovered. After more than two decades, the secrets of the haunted road may finally be revealed.
The trailer comes through Yam Laranas' blog and can be seen right here:
What do you think? Have you seen his previous films before? Did they scare you?