MTRCB bans 'Tragic Theater' for being "too scary"


Viva Films' upcoming thriller Tragic Theater has been rated 'X' twice by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) due to its content taking the production firm to release the uncut trailer to YouTube for the netizens' reaction.

Derived from G.M. Coronel's novel of the same title, Tragic Theater stars Andi Eigenmann, Christopher De Leon and John Estrada under the direction of Tikoy Aguiluz. The story is based on the tragic construction of the Manila Film Center in 1981 that killed over 150 workers said to be due to hasty construction.

Set in February 1991, a group of spirit communicators tried to exorcise the theater in an attempt to reconstruct the place,

In a post on his Facebook account last Wednesday, Aguiluz said that MTRCB banned the movie for being "too scary".

“That is why I want to upload my version of the trailer on YouTube and social media so the people can judge for themselves. I don’t see anything wrong with my version. Horror film ito kaya dapat scary, hindi ba?,” commented Aguiluz in an interview with InterAksyon.

As of this writing, MTRCB has yet to comment on their rating for the trailer of the horror film which is supposed to be released in January 2015. Netizens are in unison that it's high time that local film producers create quality horror films such as this one. Others speculated that the x-rating could be highly political.

Watch the uncut trailer below and let us know your reaction:


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