By Christopher AD CASTILLO


Horror - Completed 2013

A disgraced reporter seeks redemption by leading her documentary crew to spend one night and tell the story of what really happened at the haunted and infamous Diplomat Hotel.

& Awards

Cinemalaya 2013
New Breed
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Horror, Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christopher AD CASTILLO
    • Writer(s)
    • Christopher AD CASTILLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Alemberg ANG (VY/AC PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Veronica Lansang is a popular news reporter who has been requested to mediate a hostage crisis. But in front of national television, something horribly goes wrong and people die. Publicly humiliated and disgraced, Veronica suffers a mental breakdown.

      A year later, she's eager to get back in the game. Desperate for any assignment, she accepts covering the last night of The Diplomat Hotel, a crumbling and abandoned building with an infamous history. Located in the Baguio City, a city carved into the mountains by the Americans, the Diplomat Hotel is now part of local ghost lore known for its hauntings.

      What started out as a rest home for priests quickly included in its history a list of horrendous and unforgettable events: beheadings of priests and nuns by the Japanese during the world war, a night club fire in the 60's that killed hundreds, and the home of an infamous faith healer who murdered many of his patients in the 70's. And now, it is scheduled to be demolished with its physical reminder erased from the Baguio landscape.

      She reluctantly takes the assignment as a way to get back on the game. She arrives there with her crew which consists of Danny the cameraman, Jake the sound guy and Anna the production assistant. Also with them is Gani, the faith healer's only son who has joined them to tell his version of the hotel's dark past.

      They start shooting the documentary but things are never good in a place where evil has continuously reigned throughout the years.

      And as they get deeper into the night, the place starts to exert its will on them and they find out exactly what monstrous evil awaits at The Diplomat Hotel.

      By daybreak, their lives will never be the same.