Everyone loves a good scare, and for the past years, Star Cinema was able to deliver it with remarkable horror flicks that truly made a mark among people.
As we celebrate the centennial year of the country’s film industry, it is right and just for us to relieve some of the horrifying scenes and look back at the films that elicited the loudest of screams (and a little laughter) with this list that we prepared.
1. “Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara”
A masterpiece by Direk Chito Roño, “Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara” was Star Cinema’s first-ever psychological horror film.
2. “Isa, Dalawa, Takbo”
With a mix of comedy, “Isa, Dalawa, Takbo,” which was helmed by Edgar Mortiz stars Anjo Yllana and Smokey Manaloto.
3. “Magandang Hatinggabi”
Helmed by Laurenti Dyogi and written by Ricky Lee, “Magandang Hatinggabi” featured three episodes of creepy stories
4. “Taxi ni Pilo”
“Taxi ni Pilo,” which was led by Milo Paz, stars Joel Torre, Lara Fabregas, Paolo Contis, Baron Geisler.
5. “Feng Shui”
A classic that we can now consider, “Feng Shui” probably gave everyone chills when it first theaters in 2004. It followed the story of a mother, played by Kris Aquino, who received a series of luck thanks to a Chinese Bagua, before realizing the series of negative effects that it brought to her family, particularly death.
6. “D Anothers”
“‘D Anothers” is about a man who inherited a mansion that houses a portal to the afterlife. He later saved trapped and restless souls making an astonishing discovery.
In ‘Sukob,” two women experienced strange things following their respective weddings. In an aim to stop the incidents, they went on an unlikely adventure where they discovered a dark secret.
8. “Wag Kang Lilingon”
“Wag Kang Lilingon,” which is helmed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Quark Henares, featured two interrelated stories entitled “Uyayi” and “Salamin.”
“T2” was about an orphaned girl who came from a family of engkantos. With the help of a volunteer, she goes on an unexpected journey to face her roots and reality.
10. “Villa Estrella”
“Villa Estrella” narrated the story of a woman who continuously had nightmares which depicted the murder of several people. It was Star Cinema’s offering during its 16th anniversary.
“Cinco” was divided into five episodes that are interrelated with one another and are named after body parts, such as "Braso," "Paa," "Mata," "Mukha," and "Puso." The movie was directed by some of the country’s biggest names in filmmaking, including Frasco Mortiz, Enrico C. Santos, Ato Bautista, Nick Olanka, and Cathy Garcia-Molina.
In ‘Dalaw,” a woman decided to marry her great love nearly three years after the death of her husband. Her supposedly sweet love story then turned into a horrifying experience as she encountered hauntings that endangered the lives of everyone around her.
“Bulong” tells the story of a nurse who admired his fellow nurse, who could not return his feelings. To finally get what he wanted, he consulted his friend who recommended that he whisper his wish to the dead.
14. “Segunda Mano”
“Segundano Mano” was about a woman who purchased a secondhand purse, whose previous owner actually held a vengeful past. She later discovered a dark secret about someone close to her after trying to get rid of the curse.
15. “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang”
“Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” took us through the years following the Second World War, where a woman tries to conceive a child but was unable to do so.
16. “The Healing”
In “The Healing,” mysterious events started occurring among people who depended on miracles, and one by one, they ended up with horrendous deaths.
17. “Amorosa: The Revenge”
The story of a family who was recovering from an accident was the main focus of “Amorosa: The Revenge.” A mother decided to move into a new home with her two sons to finally start a new life. They started encountering vengeful spirits who wanted to avenge their sudden deaths.
18. “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay”
A group of friends accidentally broke a superstitious belief after visiting a funeral in “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay.” After bringing home a vengeful ghost, death claimed the lives of their friends one by one and they tried to look for ways in order to stop the attacks.
19. “Da Possessed”
“Da Possessed” looked into the story of a man forced to work as a landscape artist to pay off his family’s debts. While aiming to impress his boss, he unintentionally dug the graveyard of three people who were victims of injustice, exposing the dark secrets of his boss’ family.
20. “Maria Leonora Teresa”
Three people were offered by a psychiatrist with three dolls to look after in order to cope from the pain of losing their daughters. Mysterious attacks and deaths started to occur, and the only ones to blame were the dolls, which were possessed by evil spirits.
21. “Feng Shui 2”
A sequel of the iconic horror flick, “Feng Shui 2” featured the life of a man who stole a Bagua from a Chinese temple, believing that it would bring good fortune to his family’s life.
22. “Halik sa Hangin”
“Halik sa Hangin” told the story of a woman who was forced to live with her estranged mother after a series of tragic incidents. She started making new friends yet the loneliness that she felt still remained. She then met a man whose adventurous and passionate spirit enchanted her, and she later made a discovery that started haunting her life.
23. “The Ghost Bride”
“The Ghost Bride” tackled the Chinese tradition of ghost weddings, a business proposal wherein a woman becomes a subject of spiritual ritual where she accepts to be the bride of a deceased man, in exchange for wealth.
24. “DOTGA: Da One That Ghost Away”
“DOTGA” was about ghostbusters who, in order to earn money, tried to exorcise the house of a wealthy architect in exchange of a hefty amount of money.
Now an internationally-acclaimed hit, “Eerie,” which started Bea Alonzo and Charo Santos-Concio, was about the story of an old school for girls whose existence was threatened following the gruesome death of one of its students.
Topbilled by Jodi Sta. Maria, “Clarita” tackled the story of Clarita Villanueva, a Filipina teenager who gained worldwide attention after becoming a victim of demonic possessions while locked up in jail.
How about you? What is your favorite horror flick? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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