Meet the creepy ghosts in new remake of horror film ‘The Grudge’

The ghosts in Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller The Grudge (in Philippine cinemas January 15) are rooted in the murders in the doomed Reyburn house of the Landers family, instigated by the mother, who brought the Grudge back with her from Japan.  Different individuals who enter the house and become affected by the curse themselves tend to have interactions with different Landers ghosts – and there’s a reason why. Based on the Japanese film “Ju-On: The Grudge” writtenContinue reading “Meet the creepy ghosts in new remake of horror film ‘The Grudge’”

‘IT Chapter Two’ review: Horrifyingly great reunion

Stephen King didn’t fail to amuse us with It Chapter Two as a fun and horrifying reunion of the Losers Club. Evil resurfaces as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club to return to where it all began in IT Chapter Two, the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years afterContinue reading “‘IT Chapter Two’ review: Horrifyingly great reunion”

‘Midsommar’ review: Welcome to the sunny side of hell

Helmed by Ari Aster’s fearless direction, ‘Midsommar’ effectively elevates the dread and horror – even if there’s no discernible purpose other than shock value. Note: This review contains mild spoilers, though you might have already deduced some of them in the trailer. An unspeakable tragedy occurs in the opening sequence of Midsommar that should warnContinue reading “‘Midsommar’ review: Welcome to the sunny side of hell”

‘Clarita’ review: Overwhelmingly spooky yet yearning for complexity

Clarita scares enough to make an impression but lacks layers of complexity to be truly memorable. Black Sheep’s first horror movie, Clarita, goes beyond targeting the millennial market by adapting the real-life demonic possession story of Clarita Villanueva. This infamous urban legend that harkens back in 1953 should appeal to the older generation at theContinue reading “‘Clarita’ review: Overwhelmingly spooky yet yearning for complexity”

‘Banal’ review: New wave of Philippine horror genre

Inspired by true events, APT Entertainment’s ‘Banal’ brings a new take on Philippine horror genre. In Banal (english title: Holy), a group of teenagers out for a summer vacation, finds themselves lost in the dense forest of Mt. Awanggan, a mystical mountain that is said to grant wishes to anyone who reaches its peak. BurdenedContinue reading “‘Banal’ review: New wave of Philippine horror genre”

‘Brightburn: Son of Evil’ review: Intriguing concept, missed opportunity

Brightburn’s apparent lack of empathy for its lead character turns its intriguing concept into a gimmick. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an overpowered, bloodthirsty alien kid! Do note that Brightburn does not belong in the DCEU universe nor is this about the alternate evil version of Superman in the comics. The characterContinue reading “‘Brightburn: Son of Evil’ review: Intriguing concept, missed opportunity”

WATCH: First ‘Slender Man’ trailer introduces new creepy creature

He gets in your head like a virus. Watch the first trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new horror-thriller Slender Man below. In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspectContinue reading “WATCH: First ‘Slender Man’ trailer introduces new creepy creature”