7 Memorable Pinoy Horror Movies That Scared Us Back Then

These scary Pinoy films were a masterpiece of their time.
posted on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Since the day of the dead is coming, let me make you reminisce some memorable horror films that scared us back then.

Well, Shake, Rattle & Roll is already given so I didn’t include that film series.

1. Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (1995)

The story is literally stated in the title: Kill Barbara in shock.

The 1995 version stars Lorna Tolentino as the titular character. This movie is actually a remake of the 1974 film Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara which stars Susan Roces as Barbara. This film was remade again by ABS-CBN into a TV series in 2008 starring Kris Aquino (interestingly, Susan Roces is part of the cast here).

2. Tiyanak (1988)

This movie starring Janice de Belen is probably the movie that popularized the mythological monster baby. This movie is also known by the title Ang Anak ni Janice.

3. Feng Shui (2004)

Starring Kris Aquino, this horror film was a blockbuster hit, earning P140 million in 2004. A was announced this year as Star Cinema’s official entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival.

4. Sigaw (2004)

Starring Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin, this film was a commercial success which lead to a US remake starring Iza Calzado.

5. Halimaw Sa Banga (1986)

One of the two-part film, Halimaw, this film stars mother-daughter tandem Nora Aunor and Lotlot de Leon. Considered to be one of the scariest Filipino films ever made, Halimaw sa Banga won several awards in the 1986 MMFF, garnering 10 of 12 awards given that year.

6. Sukob (2006)

One of the films that defined Kris Aquino as ‘Queen of Horror Movies’, Sukob used to be the highest grossing Filipino film, earning P186 million until it was surpassed by You Changed My Life in 2009.

Sukob refers to the Filipino superstition in which siblings should not marry in the same year.

7. Huwag Mong Buhayin Ang Bangkay (1987)

One of the most memorable role of Jestoni Alarcon, Huwag Mong Buhayin Ang Bangkay can be really scary even if there’s only a single zombie in the film. The movie depicts a mother’s unparalleled love to her son and makes a pact with the devil to bring him back from the dead.

What scary films made you jump out of your seat when you were a child?