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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Haunted Mansion (2015)


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Haunted Mansion is a 2015 pinoy horror movie and an official entry to MMFF 2015. The movie stars Janella Salvador as Ella and few of the hottest young talents today.

Ella in her childhood is weird since she possessed a third eye that can see all kinds of spirits. She even talked to her grandmother’s spirit few hours after she died. Her parents won’t believe her at first but after they have confirmed that indeed she could talk to the spirits or ghosts of the dead, they’ve keep it as secret but she was also the reason why her father died after calling her uncle’s spirit.

After her father died, she kept telling her younger brother and sister about the happy moments with her father when he was still alive.

At school, she’s been bullied by her classmates due to her being weird but she ignored it all the time. Ella also happens to have two suitors whom later became complicated because one is her friend Adrian (Marlo Mortel) who is secretly attracted to her and the other one is Jacob (Jerome Ponce) who was previously courting Megan (Ingrid Dela Paz) but always get neglected as part of Megan’s trick. This made Megan mad at her since Jacob was already started to be attracted to her.   

As part of their retreat, the students were taken to an old mansion which was already known for being horrible and mysterious due to different rumors about crying lady and black lady. They have been warned not to touch anything inside the mansion as they might disturb the spirits. At first, the student obeyed the rules but later they started to scare the others by wearing horrible masks and chasing the others.

This incident got the guys in trouble since Ella was scared by one of Jacob’s friends and Adrian defended her from them. The fight started but later stopped by Father Anthony (Dominic Ochoa) and Miss Gonzales (Janice de Belen) as their guardians in the retreat. But this was not the end of the guys’ play; they later tried to put a celfone inside the confessional room to record the black lady’s confession as what the rumors say.

The horrible thing happened when the phone successfully recorded the black lady’s confession. With this, anyone who heard the confession will eventually die in minutes after the burned man and evil black lady shows up and cut everyone’s tongue. After Miss Gonzales and Faye (Sharlene San Pedro) died, they discovered that the evil black lady who is killing every one of them is not Veronica (LJ Reyes) as the rumored black lady in the confessional room but indeed Amara (Iza Calzado). Amara did not want everyone to know that she was responsible of Jaime’s (Joem Bascon) death, the boyfriend of Veronica. The death of Veronica was due to sorrow because of what Amara did, the reason she committed suicide after confessing the incident few years ago.

Since Ella can talk to spirits, she tried to talk to Veronica and Jaime in the spirit world and was informed to destroy or burn Amara’s remains to stop her from killing them all. Only Ella was left after Amara’s rage but she had managed to burn her partially. Ella was hospitalized and later taken home to rest since she also suffered amnesia due to the incident in the mansion.

However, after three months when her memory gets back, Amara also get back to her and nearly killed her since she had already risen from the dead but Ella again managed to take the rosary and placed on Amara. This burned her fully to ashes and Ella lived.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Buy Now, Die Later (2015)

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Buy Now, Die Later is a 2015 pinoy comedy horror movie and one of the entries in Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 directed by Randolph Longjas. The movie is starred by Vhong Navarro as Odie – an aspiring photo journalist, Alex Gonzaga as Chloe – a rising star, Rayver Cruz as Ato – aspiring chef, John Lapus as Pippa – a gay wishing to be loved, Lotlot de Leon as Maita – Chloe’s mother, Janine Gutierrez as young Maita and TJ Trinidad as Santi – the evil antique shop owner.

Each character of this movie has its own horror story that is related to five senses - sense of sight (Masid), hearing (Dinig), smell (Halimuyak), touch (Kanti) and taste (Sarap) on how they got to buy one of the antique products of Santi. Upon buying anything, Santi has three conditions that the buyer needs to agree and sign the contract and it’s not as simple as that since after signing, the proof will be a cut on their palms that resembles an agreement to the devil. A deviation of the three terms will result to horrible and unwanted incidents to each of the buyers.

Masid – Odie dreamt of becoming a successful photo journalist; however, he’s very unfortunate when his camera was stolen during attempt capturing photos of a politician and his mistress. This is the time he came across with Santi’s antique shop and bought the antique camera that made him famous due to fresh scoops taken from murdered victims around the city. He also started to see shadows appearing randomly and tried to ignore it not knowing that deaths were triggered by him after deviating one of the three conditions.

Dinig – Chloe is an aspiring star who wanted to become popular with the encouragement of her mother; however, she failed the audition due to her singing imperfections. She bought the antique cellphone from the antique shop that made her popular and also deadly since everything she asked from the phone is given including the death of her competitor. She cannot anymore escape from the voice that’s always calling her and now made her life horrible.

Halimuyak – Pippa bought the antique perfume that made him very attractive to men due to unexplained scent. However, the men turned into zombie-looking men who always wanted to catch him and this made his life miserable.

Sarap – Ato bought the antique recipe booklet which has the powerful recipes that no one could beat. His restaurant became very popular due to the recipes but also turned him into a killer since the recipes mentioned in the booklet are not just natural foods but human’s internal organs.

Kanti – Maita missed her younger days after having her daughter Chloe. She bought the antique anti-aging cream that turned her into a young lady but it just makes her life dangerous when someone tried to rape her at the back of the bar.

They were all connected due to the agreement with the devil. Santi was defeated after they have broke the things inside the shop and burned the contracts.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Feng Shui 2 (2014)


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Feng Shui 2 is a 2014 sequel of the previous 2004 release in which Kris Aquino (Joy) teams up with Coco Martin (Lester) to destroy the bagwa and its curse that caused their families’ and friends’ lives to be lost.

Joy already lived her life in peace after she lost her whole family and friends and the bagwa was transferred to another owner who also experienced luck in their lives. On the other hand, the last owner who possessed the bagwa was unfortunate when the whole family died because of the Lotus Feet’s curse.

The bagwa was taken by Mr. Liao (Joonee Gamboa) to the temple to keep it hidden from other possible owners and to keep anyone from danger. However, Lester - a hired thief stole the bagwa from the temple for money to support his mother which is an alcoholic. He turned over immediately the bagwa to the Chinese fellow who hired him. Unfortunately, he later found out that the bagwa already followed him home and now above their doorstep.

Lester started to get luck from it when he found a wallet with ATM card full of money but bad luck also happened to him in parallel when the gang in their place almost took his motorcycle triggering a fight which he survived temporarily. Another good luck came when his father visited them and took him and his mother to a new home. His father was new promoted in his job. Lester also ignored the SMS messages asking him to return the bagwa. But later after his mother and father make out in bed, his mother took some of the wine secretly, but due to the curse, his mother can’t stop drinking that caused the commotion inside the house. As a result, her mother died after falling in the backyard. Their lives have been cursed and will take them all once not stopped.

After the death of his mother, they again received luck when something is delivered to their house. Lester tried to destroy the bagwa by pounding a hammer on the floor but Joy came as a company representative and was shocked by what she saw. The bagwa has also been restored immediately and is again appeared above the door. She warned Lester to refuse the graces that they received while there is still time. Joy also sensed some strange things around her and Mr. Liao told her that bagwa again found her.

Together they teamed up with Lily (Cherry Pie Picache), a previous owner to look for the bagwa and destroy it but they were only tricked by her when she intentionally lied that the bagwa did not come back to her house. Later, Lily also died after the Lotus Feet appeared. Lester was also shot by Joy’s fiancé after getting the bagwa from Joy’s door. Lester, Joy and Mr. Liao tried hard to get back the bagwa to the temple to destroy it but they encountered trouble in the street causing Mr. Liao to be stabbed to death.

At last, Joy and Lester made it to the temple and destroyed the bagwa together but Joy later discovered that it was indeed only Lester’s spirit who helped her. She found Lester’s body on the doorstep of the temple that means he actually didn’t make it physically. The bagwa’s cursed was successfully stopped but she suspected that her fiancé also died in the street that they left to reach the temple.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tumbok (2011)

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Tumbok is a 2011 pinoy horror movie about hauntings in a condominium unit starring Cristine Reyes (Grace) and Carlo Aquino (Ronnie). Tumbok is believed to be a bad Feng Shui. This location is in T-junction wherein you door is facing the road that is pointing to your direction. Properties built in this location (tumbok houses) will experience lots of bad lucks.

When Ronnie’s father died, a lawyer handed him a document claiming some property in Manila. It is a condominium where they used to live before when he’s still a kid. With this, the couple decided to move there to build a family of their own and also to take advantage of the place.

Upon transferring, Mark (Ryan Eigenmann) introduced the place in which Ronnie could not remember anymore what had happened before in that place. Mark also claimed that his family and Ronnie’s were business partners and he was tasked to save the place for Ronnie.

In the first day of their stay, Grace already saw and sensed many strange things in the building such crying baby, child entering in their unit and so with weird neighbors. She told Ronnie about those things but he didn’t believe her. After few days some bad things happened when their student neighbors died due to explosion caused by leaking tank gas. Also, Grace also dreamed about Mark forcing her in bed.

Ronnie’s cousin Lumen (LJ Moreno) came to their place and told Grace that there are many misfortunes to be experienced in that building since the location of the place is right at the center surrounded by other buildings. This tumbok beliefs lead them to perform a candle session with the unit as part of tumbok tips learned by Lumen. Lumen was also warned by their kid neighbor to take care but she didn’t take it seriously on her way out of the building. Later, Lumen was killed by a mad man outside cutting her head off with a bolo.

Grace also learned from her neighbor that Ronnie’s mother is still alive and currently in a mental ward. The story was - Ronnie’s mother killed his sister when he was a kid claiming that they are not her kids but instead from the devil. This is the reason why Ronnie and his father migrated to the province to live peacefully away from his ruthless mother.

Bad things happened in the next few days where Ronnie and his drunkard neighbor had a fight. Mark also appeared and claimed that he is Ronnie’s father and he was the devil as mentioned by his mother. Mark said that things will happen over and over again in that building since he is Ronnie’s father and connected with the devil. He also claimed that the child in Grace’s womb is Ronnie’s brother and not his son. The story revealed that what happened with Ronnie’s mother will also happen to Grace.

To end this, Ronnie committed suicide but the things that Mark had mentioned indeed happened to Grace and she turned out to be insane claiming that it’s the devil’s child which needs to be killed. The horror in that building remained unstoppable as the new tenants came to live there. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Shake Rattle & Roll XV (2014)

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Shake Rattle & Roll XV  is a 2014 pinoy horror movie that is composed of three stories namely “Ahas”, “Ulam” and “Flight 666”.

Ahas

The movie stars Erich Gonzales as the twin sisters Sandra and Sarah (Ahas/snake). The story started when Troy’s (JC de Vera) wife (Solenn Heusaff) was suddenly locked out inside a fitting room of a famous mall and killed by the lady snake Sarah in the basement. This incident led Troy to seek for reasons on why his wife didn’t come back. He worked in the mall and also became the love interest of Sandra, the mall owner’s (Alberto/Ariel Rivera) daughter.

Sandra was about to celebrate her 25th birthday when suddenly Sarah escaped from the basement of the mall where she was hidden. Sarah is half human and half snake in which fed by bad shoppers that shoplifts things from the mall. She already killed many of them after she had accidentally tried to eat human when someone fell off the basement. She was also in love with Troy after seeing him wandering at the mall.

Alberto tried to kill Sarah to stop her after what she had done to people despite the riches that she had given to the mall. Unfortunately, Alberto was killed by her snake daughter while Sandra couldn’t do anything. Later, Sarah was killed by Troy after being swallowed alive and finds his way out slashing the snake's stomach.

Ulam

This story stars Carla Abellana (Aimee) and Dennis Trillo (Henry). The couple decided to go back to their ancestral house with their daughter Julie in which only the caretaker Aling Lina lives there. After few days of staying there, the couple continuously had misunderstanding that also affected their daughter.

The couple was served by caretaker with delicious foods but they didn’t let their kid eat it. Later the two suffered too much craving of eating fresh meats and other animal flesh which they could not control anymore. This resulted to Aimee to be more violent and nearly killed their daughter causing her to be rushed for medication.

Aimee also become more violent and stabbed the nurses and doctors in the hospital and found her way to go home. The coupled was in trouble while Aling Lina watches them along with her hidden hunchback son who helped her capture Julie. They fought while Aling Lina revealed that she did it to them to avenge the cruelty of Henry’s grandparents to her in which her hunchback son was indeed Henry’s grandfather’s son.

The couple hurt each other due to the potion given to them but later got their sanity and Aling Lina’s son was killed and so with Henry. Luckily, Aimee and Julie lived.

Flight 666

The story stars Lovi Poe as Karen  and Matteo Guidicelli as Dave. They were previously a couple but they broke up due to the accidentally aborted child of Karen.

The two met again in a plane not knowing the danger that this flight will brought to them. On board are mix of personalities from social, professional, geeks and a secret hijacker. Inside the plane, a lady was about to give birth to her son which was later discovered that it was a sibling of an unknown creature in their province that are believed to be enchanted and powerful.

In line with this incident, a hijacker who was a previous employee of the plane company also declared his intention that shocked the passengers. He did this because he was recently terminated and now coming back for money.

On the other hand, the pregnant lady successfully gave birth to her son with the assistance of Dave but was very unfortunate because the baby died upon delivery. However, along with the troubles in the plane, the passengers were terrified after seeing dead co-passengers which was indeed done by the dead baby who turned into a monster (tiyanak) who moves fast and killed each of the passengers inside the plane. Once the baby is hit by the moonlight, it turns into a normal baby but will revert into a monster once covered by darkness. They tried to fight the evil baby but some only died. Later, the survivors have managed to escape after landing and the plane exploded.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Third Eye (2014)

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Third Eye is a 2014 pinoy suspense movie starring Carla Abellana (Mylene) and Ejay Falcon (Jimmy). The movie talks about the love, relationship and betrayal that caused them to experience the unwanted danger.

Mylene in her younger years has third eye open that caused her to see strange things but was later closed by her grandmother for her safety and everything went normal after it was closed.

When she met Jimmy, they fell in love and later got married. They lived happily but despite her being lovable and thoughtful wife is the betrayal of Jimmy. Jimmy has an affair with another woman who conceived his child beyond Mylene’s knowledge. Later, Mylene discovered Jimmy’s secret after answering Janet’s (Denise Laurel) call thru Jimmy’s phone and also saw him once with his other 
woman. This resulted to a conclusion that indeed Jimmy has another woman.

Mylene confronted Jimmy regarding this but he is still on denial and just walked out avoiding the topic to be talked about. After Jimmy walked out, Mylene follows him while he’s on his way to pick Janet who was already pregnant. On the way, Mylene and Janet got lost after taking a wrong route to their destination while Mylene is still following them.

Unfortunately, they got lost in the woods and tried to ask help from a resident but Jimmy was just hit with a wedge leaving him seriously wounded. Mylene tried to rescue them but he was chased by the husband of the attacker. Janet was also captured by the strange woman who attacked them and took her to the house. Despite their knowing, the place where they are is the home of cannibals who liked to eat flesh from humans.

Another purpose of the woman in taking Janet is her child which will be used in a ritual to revive her dead husband who is lying inside the house. The blood of Janet together with her child will be fed to the woman’s dead husband.

Mylene successfully engaged the house of the woman and rescued Janet but before she was rescued, the blood was already poured over the dead man that caused him to be revived in which was witnessed by their son. They’ve managed to escape after killing the woman but Jimmy was seriously wounded that made him suggest to leave him alone while the attackers are on the chase to save Mylene and Janet. The revived man killed Jimmy and still chases Mylene and Janet. However, Janet didn’t make it after giving birth in the woods and only Mylene successfully escaped from the vicinity of cannibals.

Police have recovered evidence that people living in that area are cannibals but none was left in the area. The cannibals migrated searching for other place to stay having the revived man with them. They also attacked civilians along the way who was also pregnant.


Mylene raised Janet’s child and sometimes haunted by the ghost of the cannibal woman but she knew that it’s only a ghost and cannot harm them anymore. This made her continue living her life peacefully with Janet’s child.

Dilim (2014)

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Dilim is a 2014 psychological pinoy horror movie starring Kylie Padilla (Maritess). The movie talks about the nursing student being haunted by the ghost of the dead nursing students killed in the beach.

The horror story started when Maritess rented a new boarding house in the city. After few days, the landlord told her that he will be gone for few days to go to the province. During these days, Maritess met Nemia who is also living on that boarding house and she became her only companion inside the boarding house. Aside from having a companion inside, he also met Emerson (Rayver Cruz) outside who showed interest on her. She also saw and experienced strange things within the house which she can’t explain what it means that caused her to ignore some of it.

When another boarder came, she said that there was no other resident living in the boarding house aside from Maritess alone since the landlord is still at the province. Maritess was frightened after hearing this and questioned why she met Nemia (Ella Cruz) inside the house. When the landlord returned home, he also confirmed that Maritess is only alone when he left and Nemia was actually lost after not coming home five years ago together with Aya (Nathalie Hart).

This led them to investigate why the two nursing students were lost five years ago. Using the internet, they found some friends of the two and started to ask questions regarding the incident before the students were lost. Later, they also found a number inside Nemia’s planner and tried to trace it with their friends contact. As a result, they have discovered that it is a postpaid number previously owned by a businessman who is also a beach resort owner. It was the number that contacted Nemia’s friend before they were gone.

They have consulted this to the police but they were not convinced with the students’ testimonials and evidence found. Later, beach resort owner Quinito Castañeda (Rafael Rosell) was contacted by the police about what the students’ told them. This made the owner to be alerted and finds a way to contact Maritess to have things settled. Maritess and Rayver were taken by the resort owner’s friend Danny (Joross Gamboa) to the result to talk to the owner; however, it didn’t go well and Emerson got shot by Quinito. The incident revealed that they killed the two nursing students five years ago and were drowned in the sea with their body cemented inside a container.

While trying to drown Maritess and Emerson in the beach, the ghost of the dead nursing students appeared and took the two murderers to the sea. Their souls can now live in peace as they have avenged their death on that night.

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