The 2017 suspense thriller "Bloody Crayons" gave us so much chills throughout the film, from the eerie setting to the unfolding of plot twist after plot twist.
But the most horrifying of it all were the events that we did not see in the movie, particularly the scene they shot in the woods where Maris Racal apparently had an allergic reaction... or so they thought.
In the first episode of the second season of "Secret Movie Files," Maris recalled taking some time off after their first shooting day in the woods when she got bitten by a weaver ant or what we call hantik.
Producer Marjorie Lachica said Maris suffered from skin rashes, although they couldn't rule out the root cause.
"Nagkaroon siya ng pantal na hindi maintindihan kung allergic reaction, kinagat ba ng insekto, or naihipan ng someone or something dun sa lugar," she said.
At that time, Maris didn't know she was allergic to ant bites. "So 'yung reaction, 'yung allergic reaction hindi siya 'yung kati-kati lang. 'Yung malala talaga na kumulubot 'yung mukha ko ganyan. So may theory kami ni Sofia (Andres) noon, feeling namin na... na-engkanto parang ganyan."
However, the "Ate Sandali" hitmaker later on realized it wasn't an allergic reaction when she didn't have rashes after getting bitten the second time around.
"Feeling ko hindi ako allergic kasi may one time na nakagat ako ulit ako ng hantik or mga insect, wala na akong ganung kind of reaction. So feeling ko, na-ano [na-engkanto] talaga 'ko."
Meanwhile, cast member Yves Flores also had his own chilling experience right after they finished filming in the woods — the same place where Maris suffered her "severe allergic reaction."
He recalled, "Noong pauwi na kami sa location, 'yung driver ko kasi, parang nagmamadali tapos umihi sa isang puno. Tapos umalis na kami bumaba na kami. Tapos pagdating sa EDSA, nilalagnat na siya, sobrang taas ng lagnat niya."
Yves then warned his driver to be extra careful next time, especially with what happened to his co-star Maris.
"Sabi ko, 'Ano ba'ng ginawa mo?' Sabi [niya], 'Umihi ako dun.' Sabi ko, 'Wag kang basta-basta umaano diyan," he added.
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Catch more real life scary stories and other exclusive trivia from the cast and production staff of "Bloody Crayons" in the second season of "Secret Movie Files"!
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