Halloween is right around the corner, which means there’s an abundance of scares and frights that will come our way in the next couple of days – especially from our favorite movie streaming platforms. There is no better time to watch horror flicks that would try to make hearts race and keep us up all night with the lights still turned on. We have gathered a list of some of the best horror movies to stream on Netflix over the weekend while simultaneously boosting up our Pinoy pride.
Here are our top 5 must-see Filipino movies that are now available on Netflix:
5 Pinoy Horror Movies to Check Out on Netflix This Halloween
- Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay
Nowadays, the beach and other open spaces have become an option for that much-needed breather from all the chaos in the world. But what if the place you went to was haunted by restless spirits? In the thriller Aurora, Leana (played by Anne Curtis) and her younger sister, Rita, opt to stay on an island however there supposedly peaceful sat suddenly turns dark when a ship named Aurora crashes. Things turn from bad to worse when Rita begins to see supernatural beings lurking amongst them on their tiny island paradise. Director Yam Laranas provides stunning visuals that pair wonderfully with the intriguing story which is based on the sinking of the Philippines’ MV Doña Paz back in 1987.
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay centers on the premise and importance of following certain Philippine superstitions as they appear to be more than just mere beliefs and traditions. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla star as Leni and Cedric, who together with some of their friends end up violating certain superstitions that specifically deal with attending a wake of a deceased person. One by one the friends are haunted by the ghost of a mysterious man and it’s up to Leni and Cedric to unravel the mysteries that ensue before they pay the price for their violations with their own lives.
A-list actors Bea Alonzo and Charo Santos-Concio star in this gripping horror thriller, set in Sta. Lucia Academy, a Catholic school for girls. In this school, one of the students, Erica or also known as “Eri”, commits suicide. Eri, now a vengeful spirit, begins to haunt the students and it’s up to Pat (Bea Alonzo), the school’s guidance counselor to investigate the mysteries and sudden deaths that continue to haunt her school. The visuals and dark atmosphere of this film are on another level as it showcases the sheer talent of Filipino filmmakers to create a fantastic horror film with each scene becoming even scarier than the last.
Carmina Villaroel stars as Olivia in this creepy yet visually brilliant horror film that centers on a woman’s quest to do everything in her power to help and save her daughter from a deadly illness. Olivia lacks the financial resources to fund her daughter’s hospital bills and therefore decides to take a job in a call center. The late hours seem grueling and difficult for Olivia as she begins to “hallucinate” during her long shifts. As the movie moves forward we discover that these hallucinations are in fact real and are brought about by a malevolent force that haunts the call center and those who work in the said building.
Erik Matti’s horror movie, Kwaresma, centers on Luis Fajardo played by Kent Gonzales, who returns to his home in Baguio to mourn the death of his twin sister. He is welcomed by his parents—Rebecca played by Sharon Cuneta and Arturo played by John Arcilla—into their family, but they remain silent regarding the truth about the death of his sister. The twists and turns keep on coming in this movie with the overall mood and tone providing a consistent scare for viewers. The story is quite simple at first glance but embedded deep within the story are beautifully ladened symbolisms that make Erik Matti well known as a director who provides depth in each of his stories.
These 5 films barely scratch the surface when it comes to the amazing Pinoy horror movies that are available today – all proving that we can definitely be proud of our amazing Filipino creators. Get your snacks ready for a spooky Halloween weekend ahead with these amazing horror movies!
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