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'Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan' starring Joshua Garcia to premiere on Prime Video in May

By Melanie Uson Published Apr 19, 2023 11:45 am

Another film to add on your watchlist, horror fans!  

Black Sheep Productions and Regal Entertainment Inc. announced on Monday, April 18 that the film adaptation of Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan is set to stream on Prime Video starting May 18.  

“Nakakakilabot, nakakagimbal, at mapapaisip! Malapit nang mabuklat ang mga mensahe ni Mama Susan!” Black Sheep wrote on its Facebook post. 


The film is directed by Chito S. Roño who is known for her horror films, Feng Shui, The Healing, and Sukob. Meanwhile, Joshua Garcia stars in the film portraying Gilberto “Galo” Manansala, the grandson of Mama Susan who will be portrayed by veteran actress Angie Ferro. 

Joining the cast are Kelvin Miranda, Patrick Quiroz, Henz Villaraiz, and Miko Gallardo. 

Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan was intially slated for a February 2020 release, but was put on hold due to the pandemic. Additionally, it was supposed to join the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival but didn’t push through. 

Based on Bob Ong’s 2010 mystery novel, the film tells the journey of Galo, a college student who has been experiencing strange things during his stay with his grandmother, which he records through his journal entries. 

In an exclusive interview with PhilSTAR L!fe, the novelist said that he said "yes" to the project as he have always wanted to "realize Mama Susan's potential to scare people on the big screen without reducing it to just another scary movie."

But how much of the book can fans expect to see in the film? Ong replied, "I of course intended to make the script most faithful to the book, but that's the Bob Ong book paradox because majority of my books were not written to be adapted into movies. So expect inevitable deviations from the original material."