Star for All Seasons and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos is celebrating its 50th year in show business with a new film for Star Cinema titled "The Healing."

It will be her first-ever suspense-horror movie.

"It's a perfect project after 'In My Life,' which was three years ago. And since I don't do movies that frequently, I might as well give the public something different," she said. "This is my first time to do a suspense-horror and I’m so proud of it."

She will be working with some of the best in the local entertainment industry, including director Chito Roño.

"I've been asking for so long for something like this and I'm so glad that it's finally happening. With the undeniable top caliber of Star Cinema, Direk Chito, and our award-wining cast, how can I go wrong!" she added

She also praised young actress Kim Chiu, who is part of the film's cast.

Other casts are Pokwang, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggay Alonso, Mon Confiado and Carmi Martin.

"Stories about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments have not yet been tackled in-depth in movies. And in our film, the viewers will not just be horrified, they'll somehow be challenged to think as to how faith healing has already been part of our culture," she said

"The Healing” will hit theaters on July 25.