Topel Lee tired of horror films but can’t shake ’em
If he had his way, filmmaker Topel Lee said, he’d stop making horror movies -which he has become identified with – and work on films that challenge his creativity in other ways.
Lee’s first horror project was the box-office hit “Ouija” (2007) starring Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos and Jolina Magdangal. This was followed by “Sundo” (2009), headlined by Robin Padilla.
Then came “White House” (2010) featuring Gabby Concepcion, and most recently, “Tumbok,” with Cristine Reyes.
Lee has made four short films for Regal Entertainment’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” franchise. Obstacles
“After all those horror movies that I’ve made, it’s hard to get fresh ideas,” Lee told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “So I research, I watch foreign directors or, sometimes, I ask colleagues how to best tweak a scene.”