Top 5 Pinoy Horror Films
Choose Philippines | Oct 21, 2013
1.) Sukob – or internationally titled as “the wedding curse” a 2006 Filipino horror film starring Kris Aquino and Claudine Barretto. The movie was directed by Chito S. Roño. The film's premise is based on a Filipino superstition in which one should not get married in the same year an immediate relative dies or is married or no siblings should be married within a year. The film was a critical and commercial success. The film earned P186.41 Million domestically and P203 Million Worldwide. The film was considered by some as one of the scariest Filipino horror films ever made, alongside the 2004 hit Feng Shui,also starring Kris Aquino and directed by the same director.
2.) Shake Rattle and Roll (film series) - a Filipino horror film series dating back to 1984. It is currently produced by Regal Films. Most of the series are official entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival with the exception of the sixth installment which premiered in January 1997. The title is solely based on the song of the same name.
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. The first installment was released under the defunct Athena Productions while all the succeeding series are produced by Regal Entertainment. As of 2012, there are fourteen installments of the movie series.
3.) Halimaw sa banga - pinalabas noong 1986 kung saan bida dito si Nora Aunor at ang mga anak nito na sina Matet de Leon, Lotlot de Leon, at Ian de Leon. Naging popular dito ang linyang, "takot ako!" ni Matet siya ay naging instant sensation dahil sa kaniyang pagganap. Ang mga manonood ay kinilabutan at nabalutan ng takot dahil sa mga nakakahindik na eksenang ipinakita lalo na sa banga na pinamamahayan ng isang halimaw.
4.) The Healing - a 2012 Filipino horror suspense film directed by Chito S. Roño, starring Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu. The film was released nationwide on July 25, 2012 and is a massive hit. The film is also part of the celebration of Santos' 50 years in showbusiness.
Vilma plays Seth, a woman who runs a boarding house in a middle-class community in the city. Her father, Odong (Robert Arevalo), is successfully treated for his post-stroke condition by a faith healer named Elsa (Daria Ramirez).
Because of this, 5 of Seth's friends (and neighbors) convince her to bring them to Elsa so that they may also get their various medical maladies treated. Seth's son, Jed (Martin del Rosario), also brings along his half-sister Cookie (Kim Chiu) so her kidney condition could be cured.
After the day of the healing, each person treated by Elisa dies of strange and violent circumstances, each one more bizarre than the last. Before each death, Seth would be visited by a crow and a puzzling vision of her friend's doppelganger. She has to race against time to find out why this is happening and stop it before everyone in the group dies.
By Fred Hawson
5.) Feng Shui - Joy (Aquino) found the bagua on a bus when its owner left it. Ever since she got the bagua, she became very lucky and prosperous. Joy becomes worried because ever since she found the bagua, mysterious deaths began happening around her. It is later found that whoever looks into the mirror of the bagua will die and the subsequent death will result from an an animal in the Chinese calendar depending on what year the victim was born.
According to a wise man in the movie, the bagua belongs to a woman in China whose family was very prosperous. Not until the communists came, the woman's family left her when the communists burned the house they were living in. The woman got her foot bound lotus feet thats why she cannot run. The woman was trapped in the house and was burned alive. It is said the she was hugging the bagua before dying and made a curse that whoever see's himself from the bagua will die. She is known as the Lotus Lady in the film.