11.03.2010

HORROR MOVIES?ARE YOU IN?

Yes. Finally! Inspiration struck me today and I have to blog it like right now before I lose it.

HORROR MOVIES?ARE YOU IN?

I AM!

This post was supposed to be my Halloween entry but my lack of inspiration was to blame. Actually, a feeling "I'm THE blogger" was to blame. blaah. Don't even bother asking who this person is coz not unless you're Mara, then I am NOT telling you. sorry. That's just how it rolls.

And before I become the mega bitch from planet Mars and turn this Horror Movies?Are You In? post into a horrorly bitching rant, I'll stop and leave the beeyootchiness right here, right now.

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Yes. I do love horror movies, the ones that will elicit my emotion of fear, the one that will startle me (please, no not the disgusting chopping legs and arms, bondage *seriously* a.k.a torture porn kind, tho mild goriness is tolerable ), suspense-thrillers: psychological, crime, mystery. No. I don't get scared easily.

When I was kid of course, I get scared with less effort. My parents or any adult will tell me this horror story about this and that establishment and I get scared. As I grew older, I just got less and less spooked from watching or reading horror, suspense-thriller genre.

But here are some movies that scared the shit outta me and a few movies that earned the mutthuurfuuckkeurrThissIsAwesome and you deserve this muuttuurfuckuuckingAward.

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LULZ I know! haha But this Undin creature stroke terror in my life as a kid. Shake, Rattle & Roll lll: Nanay (mother); A sea creature called an Undin who avenges the loss of her eggs by killing groups of people who disturbed them in the ocean. One by one the group of friends are killed mercilessly by the mother Undin as she deposits acidic saliva onto their bodies. Maloy (Manilyn Reynes) is one of the girls who has to find a way to bring back the remaining eggs to its mother before she strikes again. [source: here]

I was never fond of beaches or oceans, even swimming pools again after seeing this movie. I got so paranoid that whenever we go on outings, I'd stepped on an Undin egg and the Undin will find me, come out of our toilet bowl and kill me and my family. Hey Undin! I am not scared of you no more! haha bring it on bissh! KIDDING! Wherever you are, stay there and enjoy taking care of your eggs.

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SHUTTER - The Thai movie, yes. It focuses on mysterious images seen in developed pictures [ here for more]. I intensely, yep I-N-T-E-N-S-E-L-Y love this movie! One of the movies that uh-huh, scared me. If you have not seen this movie yet, wtf?go see it! Rent it or youtube it. I am hesitant to say more about this movie 'coz I don't wanna spoil you just in case you haven't seen this movie and you're considering it.

Remake:
In 2008, US remade this film under the same title. I spent $$ to see the remake and I was DISAPPOINTED. A fraaaking waste of my money and time! I am not a fan of remakes and I was about to rant about the reasons why but I'll save that for my next entry since I want to focus more on horror movies that I liked.

Moving on...

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Yep. The original version of the movie QUARANTINE. I was scared and paranoid to be living in this building for a while after watching this movie. I live in a quiet 3-storey building, and this movie made me curious about the other tenants in this building. What if someone has a "secret" or is "possessed" and broke into my unit and bit me and I turn into a zombie? pwuahaha

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Feng Shui is a Filipino horror movie starring Kris Aquino about an old bagua mirror that showers luck and prosperity to its owner and brings death to those near her. [ more here]

Ok, here's the funny story. We ( family and some friends) were watching this movie while eating steamed buns when the scene where a gecko landed on Kris Aquino's head had me screaming and made me accidentally threw my steamed bun away. It was funny 'coz I was being extremely jumpy on that particular day.

Do you have any baguas at home?or do you believe in tarot readings? or do you wear any charm/lucky accessories?
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Again, the original ONE MISSED CALL. For the first time in my cellphone usage history that I got spooked by mobile phones ringing and voice mails. After seeing the movie, I fell "in love" with the ringtone so I downloaded it and used it as my main tone because I thought I was cool and brave enough to hear it every time someone unassigned is calling me.

hear the tone for yourself


Oh yeah, I thought I was brave until a classmate called me in the middle of the night asking about our report at the end of the week. Wells, my phone vibrating and that creepy tone woke me up then I was like "ohhh fuck! am I gonna die?" I deleted that creepy ring tone after that incident.

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If you don't know who Sam Raimi is then STFU. haha Seriously, I'm sick of people saying "Drag Me to Hell is scary but there's a comedic factor in it." Again, I am seriously begging, shut the fuck up. I'm just gonna paste what I wrote in my multiply account about this movie that I wrote over a year ago here...

It's been a while since an alright horror movie came out to the mainstream. This movie is a 4/5! I'm a horror movie fanatic, I've seen a lot of horror movies and most of them I didn't get to finish watching, 'coz it's just so disappointing, the typical Asian cliche (ghosts crawling out of somewhere or trying to pop/break) or the effects and the acting weren't that great or the remakes. Drag me to hell is fantabulous! Justin Long was very adorable as "Clay" and Reggie Lee as Stu Rubin was just amazing, I was just a bit "disturbed" with Alison Lohman, and it's not with her acting (I loved her performance here, she was convincing), I think because she was too skinny, flat chested and her brows were too thick, lol! This movie?! it seriously drove me out of my wits. twas one hell of a movie. 

That Mrs. Ganush frightened me. I think I was one of the loudest in the theatre when we saw this movie. sshh :D
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Who would've thought that the "I see dead people" line was who Bruce Willis is in the movie? This movie was shown on cable last weekend and I just had to see it again. I was terrified of course but now, every time I remember this movie, I feel sad. As a matter of fact, I cried at the ending when I first saw this. It is just so sad that you're already dead and yet everyday you walk around and "live your life" like a normal living person. *sigh* I'm so affected by this movie. The Sixth Sense deserves the muuutthhuurfuuucckingawesomeness award.

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 I never thought I'd appreciate this movie so much. We all have screaming lambs in our heads, guilt, confusion, grief. The question is: how do we "silent" them? How will you "silent" your lambs? Walk it off? Do good to mankind? Drink every night? And if we did something good or confessed, will the lambs finally stop screaming?





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This movie was just rated an ok one on rottentomatoes. Why I liked this movie? As a child, I always envisioned myself as someone in the arts or in the media, a director, someone from behind the scene making it work. I am too imaginative, I have wild imaginations about my career in the media field. But after seeing this movie? I had the sudden interest in human behaviour. Why do people act in such a way that it is not socially acceptable? Why do people turn into "freaks?" Nature vs. Nurture? Maybe I had given up my "being in the media field" dream already, but being a good psychologist? No. I will not give that dream up -- having the privilege in understanding mankind.

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I saw this movie today on netflix and I am giving this movie a 4/5. You have to watch this, torture porn is minimal, it has a neat concept, I was satisfied even tho the reviews for this movie are only so-so. Why was I satisfied? a 4/5. tho I already had a feeling about the "mysteriousness" of a certain character here (not gonna tell who, you have to watch it), the ending was UNEXPECTED! I loved it! :D

Stunning visuals highlight this intense horror film about 20 South Korean high school students whose study session is interrupted when they are trapped in their school by a fiendish killer intent on proving his -- or her -- superior intelligence. The kids are forced to answer complicated questions correctly or watch one of their number be murdered in brutal, complex traps. Unable to leave the building, the kids must work together to survive. [credits to netflix.ca] and btw, Kim Bum ( So Yi Jeong from Boys Over Flowers) is in this movie. :p

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I have not seen this movie yet. :p To those who already have, I need some reviews please? I tried watching the first 20 minutes of this movie but I felt like it was too dragging?? I dunno. So if you've seen it, gimme some reviews? :D thanks!

Horror movies make me paranoid sometimes but I don't really get scared. There were nights that I'd even turn off the lights while I watch a movie so that I'll feel scared, it just ain't working for me. I'd even sometimes scare myself ( I live ALONE in my apartment) and when I walk back from the living room to my room I'd scare myself thinking some ghosts will probably jump out of nowhere and drag me to somewhere but blaah I'm too heavy to be dragged around. =)) oh and yes, Ju-On and The Ring DID NOT SCARE ME. Silent Hill, same, blaah I think I need to play the game, maybe that will make me crap my pants.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY1! so for Paranormal Activity 2, I am not gonna waste any $$ to pay for a movie ticket, I'll just wait until they have it on dvd and just rent from the $1.79 movie rental stand. Mirrors was pretty disappointing too, so same with Paranormal Activity 2, I'll just wait for Mirrors 2 to be out in dvd rental stands.

What scares me?

I'm not gonna say dying or be left alone with nobody loving me 'coz I'm pretty sure 96% of us are scared to die and uh-huh be left alone.

  1. Total Darkness - power going out. Everywhere you look, it is pitch black. Ask my parents and my sister on how I used to cry out loud every time the power goes out in the middle of the night.
  2. DOGS - big dogs. I dunno, maybe 'coz I was small I am afraid they'll knock me over and pwn me?haha But I do think it has something to do when I was a kid, my sister and I were chased down by 2 big dogs on our way home from a store.
  3. REPTILES - shizzzzzz @#$#%#%^$%^$%^#$%# especially that ssss fraak!! I can't say it. Sorry. I'm not exaggerating, I can't even look at them in books or in TV or movies, I get goosebumps and I feel like they're just here. fuckity! now, I'm having goosebumps!

People always say "aww you're too brave" when I tell them or when we watch horror movies together or go to the horror haunted houses and I don't even budge. So except for all the 3 things I mentioned above, I am not a scaredy cat and we could do horror movie marathon every night and go to horror haunted houses every week if you want.




22 statements:

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

Sukob and Feng Shui would be my top two favorite Pinoy Horror/supense movies of all time... =D

aizel camille said...

Waah! Shutter! I don't want to see that movie again. Haha! It really scared me...

Asians make a lot of horror movies and they're good at it (I think), especially the sound effects - creepy...

Mara said...

Haha. Buh. I hate scary movies. I'm the scardiest scardey cat ever =\

iamnofangirl said...

"undin" continues to scare me even until now. that movie was classic.

re: shutter - yup, i agree. the original movie was scarier. me and my sister were shouting during that whole fire escape thingy. the lead actor looked like piolo pascual noh?

MINAKICHU said...

I loved sixth sense and silence of the lambs...classic suspense movies of all time. Btw, have you seen Orphan? It's quite nice though it's not really horror type.

By the way everytime I see Feng Shui I remember Kris mentioning Chunkee corned beef--haha what a bummer way to endorse! I bet the Bagwa wants to try some Chunkee too.:-)

glentot said...

Oops I hope you didn't see what I wrote about Drag Me To Hell otherwise you'll hate me so much hahaha.

Emmaleigh said...

@ Pinoy AdenTurista: Sukob is hecka scary too but every time I hear or watch that movie, I can't help but think of the comedy movie "Pasukob" and Mahal as the flower girl.

@ Aizel: yep, we make good quality horror movies. these days tho are becoming more and more of those Asian crawling out of nowhere ghosts that it's not even scary anymore.

Emmaleigh said...

@ Mara: I'm the opposite! :D I dunno why I have so much love for horror movies. haha

@ Rose: Undin is everyone's nightmare haha and yes, the shutter lead does look like Piolo Pascual, I actually thought it was him at first.

Emmaleigh said...

@ Mina: Orphan?the one with the Esther kid?haha yes. I've seen that movie, and I did not expect the twist in that story. Some movies are kinda like predictable, but this one?haha I didn't see it coming.

And the chunkee corned-beef on Feng Shui, haha I remember that scene. =)) but hey they do those kind of advertisements often these days, even with teleseryes. haha

@ glentot: heeey! I think I remember seeing that post?but whatever your opinion is about the movie, it's alright. :D To each his own right?!

E•M•O•T•E•R•A said...

waaah si undin ang cute pala nya. I admit nakakatakot sya before nung bata pa ako. hahaha and about the ring tone, nung bumili ako ng new cp isa ang tone na yan sa default tones and i was like w-t-f! :D

Emmaleigh said...

@ Emotera: haha lahat tau nabiktima at natakot ni Undin wahaha

Café Bellini said...

Hm I haven't seen the film so the ringtone doesn't sound scary to me at all! I do like scary films but I do get freaked out quite easily, esp if it's to do with spirits...

apolwapol said...

haha. darn, here i learn you're a sucker for horror movies, so i'm ashamed to say i can't take them.

I LOVED SHUTTER tho. Even if I couldn't sleep afterward cause I kept thinking Natre would be there pulling my sheets down. O_O

And I agree that Asians are MUCH better at making horror movies. Have you watched the Hole?

Emmaleigh said...

@ Cafe Bellini: you should give it a one missed call a try. :D hehe

@ Aryan: not only that, she might be taking a ride on our shoulders too haha creepy!

Mimi said...

shutter was good. sixth sense is a winner! i haven't seen these other movies - i will definitely check those out. hope you are doing well, em! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Emmaleigh said...

Hi Mimi! yes you should def check the other movies out. :D

apolwapol said...

haha. kinda guessed she was riding him (Oh no, that didn't sound right) when he got on the weighing scale. haha. Also, Car scene and fire escape scene! AAAAGH!

Emmaleigh said...

@ Aryan: LOL! it doesn't sound right, yes. but I don't know how else we could explain that. =)) I actually never guessed that she was on his shoulders that's why his weight went up that much. =))

Traveliztera said...

I'm a huge fan of Horror Movies!!! I've seen most of the movies you have posted hahaha!
YES, Ju-On and THE RING did not scare me too. I actually fell in love with them hahaha! I think I'm going to recreate the looks for a tutorial. HAHAHAHHAA!

Paranormal Activity--fast forward nalang hehehe!

We should watch horror movies together next time! :D

Emmaleigh said...

@ Steph: we should list all the things we will do together, one day! :D

devil_under_light said...

Love, try mo yung Hostel saka Hostel 2. Pahabol lang sa horror marathon mo. =) well.. its not really horror per se pero its so gruesome it should be on anybody's list of sick things to watch.

Emmaleigh said...

ee love! ayaw ko ng mga ganun wahaha baka masuka ako. =))