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In one of its first acquisitions for a title out of the Philippines, Netflix has picked up a horror film called Aurora, according to Variety. The Viva Films thriller was directed by Yam Laranas (The Road, Sigaw) and stars Filipino-Australian actress Anne Curtis alongside Phoebe Villamor and Mercedes Cabral.
The story follows Leana (Curtis) and her younger sister Rita (Phoebe Villamor), whose lives are shaken when a passenger ship called the Aurora crashes into the island where they live. Their search for the bodies to make a bounty takes a twist when it’s apparent that Rita can see dead people as more than dead—and the dead have their own agenda.
Aurora, written by Laranas and Gin de Mesa, debuted at the Metro Manila festival in December. The film’s special effects earned it a nomination by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards.
The first Filipino title acquired by Netflix, Erik Matti’s BuyBust, became available on the platform last year and featured Curtis as a special-ops agent leading a drug bust. The actress, as Variety notes, is wildly popular in the Philippines and has more than 11 million followers on Instagram.
Aurora will be available for streaming on Netflix starting April 25.
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Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.