Split. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best films about multiple personality disorders

Jan 17th, 2017 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

Quick lesson – multiple personality disorders are not the same as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where patients exhibit abnormal social behavior and fail to understand what is real and what is not. You can hear voices when you’re schizophrenic. Multiple personality disorders (MPD) are exactly what you think it is – different personalities within the same person. MPD movies resonate with us simply because each…

The Bye Bye Man. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 ways to prevent ghostly possession in Singapore

Jan 13th, 2017 Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

For a tiny red dot, we’ve certainly got more than our fair share of supernatural sightings. Everyone has seen or knows someone who’s seen a ghost. And with several different cultures on the same island, we’ve got to contend with ghastly apparitions that require different rituals for exorcism. The worst kind of ghosts are those that pretend to be humans. I’m not talking about zombies…

Underworld: Blood Wars. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 types of were-creatures that you would only find in Singapore

Dec 2nd, 2016 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 9 min read

Underworld: Blood Wars sees the Vampires battling the Werewolves Lycans once again. Werewolves are called Lycans in the Underworld series, as Lycan is a truncation of lycanthrope. If you’re anything like me, you probably spent the first or second movie trying to figure out what “Lycan” was, and only found out what it meant when you got home and Googled it. But werewolves have existed for…

Incarnate. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 things that are always lingering in the subconscious of Singaporeans

Dec 1st, 2016 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

Nothing defines a country’s citizens better than the similarities you’ll find in their subconscious. What would you find if you peeked into the subconscious of the average Singaporean? Would it be full of mental notes about where the best roti prata and fish balls can be found, or would we find a running tab on our Central Provident Fund balance amounts and calories eaten? We…

Ouija: Origin of Evil. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 things you might have done as a kid to tempt death

Nov 3rd, 2016 Horror Marcus Goh 7 min read

Remember the days of our youth, when we would innocently stick pens into electrical power sockets to see if they fit, only to have our mum dash in, screaming and flailing as she snatched the pen away and dragged us off by the ear? That was my childhood, at least. But as it turns out, that was one of the least dangerous things I did as…

The Disappointments Room. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 disappointments that would break the heart of any Singaporean

Oct 11th, 2016 Horror Marcus Goh 6 min read

Being Singaporean is tough. We’re so beset by first world problems that it’s inevitable that we get disappointed almost every day. In a country that has free wi-fi everywhere (as long as you’re willing to search), hipster cafes on every other street, and more mobile phones than people, it’s so easy to be let down when something doesn’t work exactly the way it should. So…

Pick your worst fear at Golden Village this Halloween

Oct 6th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, Horror Rachel Chan 5 min read

Is being tailed by a ghost child or being stuck in a train with flesh-eating zombies more scary? Find out at Horrorthon 2016 this Halloween! Golden Village’s annual spook-fest features a total of four films this year, which are bound to send shivers down your spine. Heard of the Taiwanese urban legend about the little girl in the red dress? Footage taken on a hiking trip in…

Lights Out. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why Singaporeans should turn the Lights Out

Aug 22nd, 2016 Horror Marcus Goh 6 min read

Lights Out is this horror movie where the ghost appears in the dark – and only in the dark. She vanishes when the lights are on, but attacks you ferociously when the lights are off. For some reason the protagonist still switches off the lights despite knowing a ghost is out there – maybe she didn’t want to sleep with a blindfold on? But switching…

Train to Busan. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the most claustrophobic places in Singapore for a zombie invasion

Aug 4th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Disaster, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

What sets Train to Busan apart from other zombie movies is that it takes place mostly on a train – a cramped, narrow train where you can’t even have two people walking side by side down the aisle. Everyone has to squeeze or fight their way past a zombie at some point, and the thought of having to come so close to the zombies just gives…

Sadako vs Kayako. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Singaporean monsters that would thrash their Hollywood counterparts

Jun 23rd, 2016 Asian Cinema, Horror Marcus Goh 7 min read

Everyone knows Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, and so on – Hollywood has made them out to be fearsome creatures of the night which we mere mortals don’t stand a chance against. But that’s because they’ve never really been to Singapore and witnessed the horrors here. Heck, we’ve even got a 25-book series of True Singapore Ghost Stories – does that not tell you how…