The rich horror film culture of the Philippines harks back to our tradition of oral lore, passing on a varied cast of creatures that populate many folktales across the country. Since Philippine cinema has blossomed, our horror films have been inextricably linked with our mythology, beginning with Jose Nepomuceno’s “Ang Manananggal” in 1927, the titular creature that has since appeared in various permutations in many films for nearly a century.
Horror continues to be a winning genre in today’s cinema, the inclusion of a obligatory horror film at the annual Metro Manila Film Festival a proof of this — the “Shake, Rattle & Roll” film series is more of a Christmas outing than a Halloween one since the films have all appeared at the MMFF since the first one, which premiered at the 10th MMFF in 1984.
So how many Pinoy horror films have you seen? Answer these 15 questions to make those years of watching worth it (aside from getting scared to death).