Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

Some said this movie accurately portrays the young people of today---perpetually bored, alone and lonely. Connected but not really. Spotify music plus TV soap as background noise, equals loneliness. The movie's nice to look at. As someone puts it, it's so Instagrammable. It has style (i.e., the movie's aspect ratio changes every time Jewel feels… Continue reading Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

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‘WolfCop’: Wolf In, Cop Out

WolfCop is the kind of bad movie people watch because they're bad. But sometimes bad just ain't good enough. With a premise and title that's promising a lot, WolfCop falls short in delivering a wholly satisfying werewolf experience. The first two-thirds of the movie works out just fine. The transformation scenes aided by what looks… Continue reading ‘WolfCop’: Wolf In, Cop Out

10 Filipino Horror Films To Watch Before the Sigbin Gets You

Better late than never. Listed in no particular order. Yanggaw / Director: Richard Somes / Year: 2008   Punerarya (part of Shake Rattle & Roll 12) / Director: Jerrold Tarog / Year: 2010   Parola (part of Shake Rattle & Roll 13) / Director: Jerrold Tarog / Year: 2011   Dugo Ng Birhen: El Kapitan… Continue reading 10 Filipino Horror Films To Watch Before the Sigbin Gets You

Tabi Po (Graphic Novel)

Rebyu ng rebyu ng Tabi Po ni Mervin Malonzo (Warning: NSFW) Unang una, na-disappoint ako nung malaman na yung nabasa ko sa web ay sya ring matutunghayan ko sa print version ng libro (hard copy, ika nga, at hindi e-file). Kung mababasa ko sya ng libre, ba't ko pa binili 'tong libro? Pero tama si… Continue reading Tabi Po (Graphic Novel)

Bliss (Jerrold Tarog, 2017)

Bliss is a well-crafted little film, an elaborate tease tinged with mild voltage of shock, a psycho-sexual thriller that approaches but never quite reaches the level of mind-fuck. The movie's a clever play on parallels: Iza Calzado's showbiz career with that of Jane Ciego; Jane's to that of Abigail, the protagonist in Bliss; Jane's real-life… Continue reading Bliss (Jerrold Tarog, 2017)