My TOP 8 Fave Horror Movies in the Philippines

OuijaOuija (2007) The film stars Jolina Magdangal, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos and Judy Ann Santos haunted by a spirit they accidentally trapped while playing an Ouija board.  The selling point of this movie is it’s story.  Yes, I love how the story run.  I felt a connection with the movie coz’ I’ve been to Camiguin as well.  And I had some eerie experience in Camiguin.  The combination of Judy Ann and Jolina was great.  I hope they would still have a part 2 as promised.

 

The Road

The Road (2011) a psychological horror film directed by Yam Laranas, and starring Carmina Villaroel, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza and TJ Trinidad.The film was released in the Philippines by GMA Films on November 30, 2011 to positive reviews and moderate success. It was commercially released in the United States by Freestyle Releasing on May 11, 2012.   This is not just your typical pinoy horror movie.  It has depth. That’s why I really love this movie.  This movie was not made to scare you but to tell a story. This is better than Yam’s hollywood movie ~ “The Echo”.

The Healing

The Healing (2012) directed by Chito S. Roño, starring Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu.  Chito Roño has proven once again that he is the master of horror movies.   When watching a horror movie I still go for the story.  This movie is not exagerrated unlike Sukod. Sukob is a scary movie but it failed to impress me in terms of its plot, twists and acting.  Vilma will always be Vilma no one can argue about her capabilities to act. She is amazing.

 

Feng shui

Feng Shui (2004) starring Kris Aquino about an old bagua mirror that showers luck and prosperity to its owner and brings death to those near her.  It took me a while to start appreciating Filipino Horror movies and this movie made me love Pinoy horror movies again.  I’ve seen a lot of foreign horror movies that made my standard of horror movies a little high.  This movie made me scream inside the cinema.  Though there were times that Kris’ annoyed me.😉

 

TiyanakTiyanak (1988) Popularly called “Ang Anak ni Janice”, Janice de Belen being the lead character who portrays the mother of the monster baby. Also starring Lotlot de Leon, Ramon Christopher, Mary Walter, Carmina Villaroel, and Smokey Manaloto. Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes. I can still remeber when i was still a kid, i had nightmares about this tiyanak. I din’t even wanna go out at night.

 

Aswang

Aswang (1992) Alma Moreno plays the aswang attacking residents of a remote barrio. Catlyn (Aiza Seguerra) and her yaya Veron,played by Manilyn Reynes are accompanied in the countryside by Dudoy, the family driver played by Berting Labra. In the midst of their journey, they encounter strange and brutal murders only to find out that the barrio is being infested and attacked by an aswang and Catlyn is to be a victim. They, together with the barrio residents fight against the evil spirits, most especially the aswang that are prevalent in their town.

TIKTIK: The Aswang Chronicles

Tiktik the Aswang Chronicles (2012) Filipino comedy action horror film directed by Erik Matti. The film stars Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Roi Vinzon and LJ Reyes.  I love this movie because this is the first full-length Filipino movie to use green screen chroma key.  The effects were somehow superior to other movies. I also love the touch of comedy that was put into this movie.

 

Shake Rattle & Roll 2

Shake Rattle and Roll 2 (1990) This horror film franchise which is currently owned by Regal Films is known to be the only film series in the Philippines with the most movie installments. SRR 2 episodes are Multo, Kulam & Aswang. My favorite episode is “Aswang”. A barkada spend an outing in a faraway province whose inhabitants are all vampire. Ana Roces plays the host as she tricks her best friend Portia (Manilyn Reynes) because on their fiesta, townfolks must eat a virgin for their celebration to be completed.

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