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#ShortScares: Scare us in 5 words

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:05 PM

What's your 5-word horror story?

'Halloween' review: Worthy of the title

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'It cleverly defers to what works but also knows that it cannot just be a stubborn repetition'

LeBron James in talks to produce 'Friday the 13th' reboot

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Basketball star, actor, and now possible producer to an iconic slasher film reboot, King James is doing it all

LEBRON JAMES AND HORROR FILMS? LeBron is currently in talks to produce the reboot of one of the most iconic slasher films yet, Friday the 13th. Photo from LeBron James' Instagram

INFOGRAPHIC: Chase the thrill in Singapore this October 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM

This month, two heart-pumping events await thrill seekers in the Lion City

Your primer to 'Folklore,' HBO's new Asian horror series

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:25 PM

HBO’s newest original series places the spotlight on Asia’s rich tradition of scary tales. Read about your newest binge watch – including some fun facts.

HOMEGROWN HORROR. HBO Asia’s horror anthology series ‘Folklore’ retells some the Asian region’s myths and superstitions for the modern era. The six-part first season features episodes from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea. Pictured is a production still from the Thai episode directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

‘Ghoul’ review: Effective world-building, rushed scares

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Netflix and Blumhouse’s first foray into Hindi-language horror exerts effort to enrich its world but fails to maximize elements in creating scares

The inescapability of family is what makes Hereditary so unsettling

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:14 PM

What do Arrested Development, Lady Bird, and Hereditary have in common?

Nadine Lustre still hopes to star in 'The Nurse'

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Nadine says she still hopes to do the movie, despite director Jun Robles Lana saying he won't be getting her anymore for the role

Nadine Lustre during the movie 'Never Not Love You'press conference at the Fishermall on March 17, Saturday. Jay Ganzon/Rappler.com

WATCH: The nightmare-inducing 'Slender Man' trailer

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Play at your own risk

SLENDER MAN. The new trailer for the upcoming film is enough to give viewers nightmares. Screengrab from YouTube/ColumbiaPicturesPhils

Timothy Chalamet, Nicole Kidman, and more star in New York Times’ horror shorts

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:52 PM

The year's best actors star in minute-long nightmares produced by NYT magazine

Screengrabs from nytimes.com

LIST: Horror crimes in Japan

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Heads found in containers, bodies found in suitcases, a subway gas attack – these are just some of the shockers in crimes committed in Japan

Matteo Guidicelli thinks he's a lot like his ‘The Ghost Bride’ character

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Matteo says he loved working with the movie's director, Chito Roño

Maxine Medina looks forward to more acting projects, but not sexy roles

Oct 29, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Maxine stars in her first movie, 'Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted,' directed by Jose Javier Reyes

5 films to give you the chills this Halloween

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Planning to binge watch horror films and thrillers this weekend? Here are our recommendations!

Pennywise to return in upcoming 'It' sequel

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:54 AM

A release date has been set for the horror movie's sequel

VIRAL: 'Dear David,' a horror story told through Twitter

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:10 PM

In a series of tweets Buzzfeed cartoonist Adam Ellis narrates how he is supposedly being haunted by the ghost of a child with a dented head

‘Annabelle: Creation’ is what nightmares are made of

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM

If you’re craving for horror the demon doll’s origin story will definitely satisfy

Must-haves for your Halloween horror movie marathon

Oct 29, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Don t turn off the light without these entertainment essentials

'House of horrors' murder trial opens in Germany

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:25 PM

A couple is accused of luring at least 8 women to their home and torturing them At least 2 of their alleged victims died

Defendant Wilfried W stands in the courtroom of the regional court in Paderborn, northern Germnay, on October 26, 2016 ahead the beginning of the trial against him and his ex-wife. The trial of a man and his ex-wife accused of kidnapping and mistreating eight women, two of them to death at their home in western Germany, opened in Paderborn. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd Thissen / Germany OUT

What's it like to play a horror VR game for the first time

Oct 14, 2016 - 6:31 PM

We visit Zeenoh Studios in San Juan to play their first VR game the horror title Nightfall: Eclipse

SCREAM TEAM. The immersion that virtual reality offers lends itself well to the survival horror genre.

4 horror movies, 10 terrifying real-life scary stories

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The Conjuring star Vera Farmiga once woke up with claw marks on her thigh an accident happens on the set of Annabelle and more

ANNABELLE. Scary things happened while the film was being shot. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Que Horror!

May 03, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The Philippine presidential election is a monster of a race for which film director Yam Laranas cares “Not Much ” but hopes to be excused having explained his reasons here

French court jails 'dentist of horror' for 8 years

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:25 PM

51 year old Jacobus van Nierop is found guilty of mutilation and fraud

French prosecutor seeks 8 years for 'dentist of horror'

Mar 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

We see nothing but greed indifference to others even pleasure at causing pain says the prosecutor

(FILES) This court sketch made on October 24, 2014 shows Mark van Nierop, a Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating patients, in a court in Amsterdam. Mutilation, violence against vulnerable persons, fraud, forgery: the Dutch Jacobus Marinus - called Mark - Van Nierop, nicknamed "the dentist of the horror" in Nievre is set to be heard on March 14, 2016 by the French Criminal Court of Nevers for the defence plea. / AFP / ANP / Aloys Oosterwijk

'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Jacobus van Nierop charged with assault and fraud allegedly left patients with broken jaws and abscesses

A courtroom sketch made on March 8, 2016, shows Dutch Jacobus Marinus Van Nierop dubbed as "The dentist of the horror" attending his trial at the Nevers courthouse, central France.  The trial of Jacobus Marinus Van Nierop after allegedly mutilating the mouths of more than 100 patients in France opened on March 8. Jacobus Marinus Van Nierop, 51, ripped out healthy teeth and left dozens of patients in a remote French village with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia.  / AFP / BENOIT PEYRUCQ

Shock, horror for 80,000 fans at Stade de France after Paris attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:58 AM

When 3 loud explosions were heard from outside Stade de France football soon drifted from the minds of spectators during the friendly match between France and Germany

4 horror video games that got you screaming your lungs out

Oct 31, 2015 - 11:11 PM

Some games have taken scaring to a whole different level and made our spines chill hair rise and nerves tingle

10 terrifying horror attractions around the world

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Give yourself a scare by checking out these heart stopping attractions

PURE TERROR SCREAM PARK. This theme park is jus tone of the attractions you can check out this Halloween season. Screengrab from Instagram/pureterrorscreampark

The terrifying zombies of 'The Walking Dead: Terminus' horror house at Eastwood

Oct 31, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Get ready to run as zombies and cannibals follow you through this year s haunted horror house

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Film minggu ini: Dari 'The Little Prince' hingga 'Paranormal Activity'

Oct 30, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Jelang Halloween Paranormal Activity bisa jadi pilihan Tapi jika ingin habiskan waktu bersama keluarga The Little Prince layak ditonton

Film adaptasi buku 'The Little Prince' tayang di bioskop Indonesia akhir pekan ini. Screenshot dari YouTube

Watch the trailer for 'Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension'

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:59 PM

The Fleeges family is haunted by the ghosts in the home they just moved into

American comic author inspired by PH folklore

Aug 17, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Travis became enamored with Philippine folk tales when he was searching for some gruesome monsters to use as art

SHORT FILM: Hide and Seek

Aug 16, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In this film a mom is completely blind to her daughter s game of hide seek

Maria Ozawa on PH showbiz career, leaving the porn industry

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:25 PM

This is the beginning of my projects in the Philippines says former adult film star Maria Ozawa

‘Binhi’ Review: Far from unique

May 24, 2015 - 7:05 PM

It is all style with very little substance writes Oggs Cruz

‘Unfriended’ Review: Internet-age scares

May 02, 2015 - 6:27 PM

In terms of narrative Gabriadze’s film is lacking originality writes Oggs Cruz

Lady Gaga joins 'American Horror Story' cast

Feb 26, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Make your reservation now GagaAHSHotel the singer tweets along with a short black and white clip of herself in a thick black mask

'American Horror Story' star Ben Woolf dies

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Ben who played Meep on American Horror Story was 34

Dutch court seals 'horror dentist' extradition to France

Dec 23, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Dubbed the horror dentist by the Dutch press Mark van Nierop 50 is charged with mutilating his patients aggravated assault fraud and abusive billing

A court sketch made on October 24, 2014 shows Mark van Nierop (3rd R), a Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating patients, in a court in Amsterdam. AFP PHOTO / ANP / ALOYS OOSTERWIJK

#ShortScares 2014: Scare us in 140 characters or less

Nov 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Netizens flex their fiction muscles and share super short scary stories on Twitter

IN PHOTOS: 'Walking Dead' zombie horror house now open

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Zombies walk among visitors who enter the gloomy prison at this new Walking Dead – themed attraction

‘Dilim’ Review: More dim than dark

Oct 26, 2014 - 4:49 PM

Dilim is nothing more than your standard horror fare forgettable like all the rest Reyes has mounted in his otherwise colorful career as filmmaker

‘Kamandag ni Venus’ Review: An achievement in awfulness

Mar 15, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Kamandag is hard to recommend but carries with it a quality that defies conventional criticism

‘Third Eye’ Review: A vision of inconsistency

Mar 02, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Third Eye ultimately suffers from B grade characters that end up distracting from the film’s more original ideas says entertainment writer Zig Marasigan

Scarred by traumatic childhood events, Mylene (Carla Abellana) unwittingly gains the ability to see the dead. Screengrab from YouTube

Brillante Mendoza's ‘Sapi:' Half-hearted horror

Nov 09, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Sapi suffers from its own demons It is a film cursed with a lack of cohesion and half hearted direction

DISPASSIONATE HORROR. A film as flawed as "Sapi" may be the actual work of the devil. Photo from the film's Facebook

Brillante Mendoza's 'Sapi:' The horror of reality

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:57 PM

Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza talks to G Tongi about his horror film Sapi and the thin line between fiction and reality

#PugadBaboy: Horror movies

Nov 02, 2013 - 5:00 AM

How people react to horror movies

#PugadBaboy: Horror movies punchline 3

Nov 02, 2013 - 5:00 AM

How people react to horror movies

#PugadBaboy: Horror movies punchline 2

Nov 02, 2013 - 5:00 AM

How people react to horror movies

Afterlife with Archie #1: Riverdale in a darker light

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:27 PM

The premise is simple enough: Archie characters plus zombies

POWERHOUSE CREATORS. 'Carrie' 2013 screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla are behind this new series. Screenshot courtesy of Carljoe Javier