From Oct. 17 to Oct. 31 FilAm Creative will be celebrating all things Filipino and horror. Halo-Haloween is hosted and programmed by FilAm director Walter Boholst and his new horror film “Voodoo Possession.” Contributions by Natasia Gascon and Mark Owen.
Catherine Haena Kim as Peanut
The role of Peanut required both a youthful energy and deep introspection and Catherine Kim possessed both. She nailed the audition which was the scene when Peanut recalled her visions of her dark past. She’s gone on to much success including a role in the ABC show “Mistresses.”
Leah Anova, Director of Photography. John Flores, Producer
There aren’t a lot of Filipino DP’s and even less of those are Filipina. But Leah Anova has managed to forge a career as a woman behind the lens. She worked with Voodoo Possession director Walter Boholst on a horror short film called “D-volution” that got a lot of attention and ultimately helped Walter land the gig for Voodoo. The short film was also produced by FilAm producer John Flores.
Leah Anova/DP, John Flores/producer of “D-volution”
Leah Anova- email@example.com, http://www.leahanova.com
John Flores- firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Lora, producer and editor of “D-volution film school: Zombie Make-up”
FilAm Chris Lora also produced this behind the scenes segment for D-Volution
Christopher Ly Lora- email@example.com
Shannyn Marie Kahololani Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress and musician. She starred in the films A Knight’s Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Order and Road to Nowhere. Sossamon also had a starring role on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight. She is of Hawaiian, French, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German descent. She appears in the upcoming horror movie “Sinsiter 2” and was in “Catabcombs.”
Shannyn Sossamon in Catacombs
Magandang Gabi bayan – White Lady of Baguio city
The story of Mang Rogenio and his eerie encounter with the Lady in White of Loakan is just one of the hundreds of testaments to the mysteries of Loakan road. Others swore that they saw the lady crossing and walking along the road much to the distraction of the drivers and this sometimes led to accidents.
Locals believe that the mysterious lady is the grieving soul of a raped and tortured girl from years past. The soul hails taxis and cars that pass by the mystic road, as if asking for help to get away, just to disappear on a blur.
The Lady in White was also said to live in a tree that used to be at the center of Loakan Road. In the 50s, every attempt to cut down the tree failed because of sudden accidents and deaths people who wanted it torn down. Because of rampant accidents along the road, concerned citizens and public officials finally cut the tree in 2002. It wasn’t long after that rumors and stories began to spread of the persons who cut the tree figured to untimely death. (http://www.choosephilippines.com/go/trails-and-caves/311/The-Lady-of-Loakan/)
Magandang Gabi Bayan’s Halloween Special episode featuring a haunted White Lady in Loakan, Baguio City. (tagalog)
When a man must search for his missing brother in a Haitian insane asylum he discovers that all of the patients are possessed by an evil voodoo spirit hungry for sacrifices of blood. (At Redbox, Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Dish, Vudu, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Youtube etc.). Starring Danny Trejo, Ryan Caltagirone, Kerry Knuppe, David Thomas Jenkins, Treva Etiene, Tomas Boykin.
Check out more about Voodoo Possession here.
Twitter at @voodoomovie
FilAm Creative is an all-volunteer community organization supporting Filipino Americans in entertainment and media. More information can be found at filamcreative.org, facebook.com/filamcreative and on Twitter at @FilAmCreative.
“Voodoo Possession” is a Rough Riders, Front Row Media, B2FX and Waltertainment production based in Los Angeles, CA. Additional information can be found at the official movie website voodoopossession.com, facebook.com/thisplaceiscursed,
Walter Boholst can be found at facebook.com/itswalterb and waltertainment.com.
If you would like more information about “Voodoo Possession,” or to schedule an interview with Walter Boholst contact firstname.lastname@example.org.