The Predator. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know that the Predator shares Optimus Prime’s voice? And other geek facts

Sep 22nd, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The last person you’d expect to star in a Predator film is Jacob Tremblay (yes, that little boy in Room, Shut In, and Wonder), but he’s in the latest instalment in the series – The Predator! He plays language savant Rory McKenna, who is instrumental in defeating the Predators thanks to that ability. It’s strange though, since you’d expect someone with more… physical abilities to…

Seng (Noah Yap) looks like he just spotted the RSM in 2359: The Haunting Hour. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Can you make it through this list of the most “horrific” things in NS?

Aug 9th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’ve served your time during National Service (NS), you’ll have heard more ghost stories than in the True Singapore Ghost Stories series. The thing is – ghosts aren’t real (looks over shoulder just to check). Some of the horrific things you’ll see in NS could match the tales of 2359: The Haunting Hour. It would shake the even the steeliest soldier around. Take a look at…

Annie Graham (Toni Collette) in Hereditary. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Hollywood’s most underrated actress Toni Collette blazes in ‘Hereditary’

Jun 20th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Remember that scowling blonde CIA agent in xXx: Return of Xander Cage? The grumpy one who tracked down a retired Xander Cage to find a powerful piece of technology? Jane Marke seemed like the stereotypical, tough-as-nails CIA agent, without any depth or nuance to her character. In fact, you might even have thought that the actress who played her was just a former model-turned-actress who…

Ghostland. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Insane things that actors and actresses have gone through for their craft

May 15th, 2018 Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

Being an actor is easy, right? Memorise a few lines (that’s why we learned spelling and dictation back in school!), show up on set, then frown/smirk/grin while delivering your dialogue. At least, that’s what Joey Tribbiani in F.R.I.E.N.D.S taught us. Then go home (or back to your trailer), Instagram some pics, and let the money roll in! Easy peasy. That’s why so many people harbour…

The Promise. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 absurd myths about sleepwalking that need to be debunked

Nov 19th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Did you know that you can pee while sleepwalking? True story: When I was younger, I used to sleepwalk a fair bit and mumble Mandarin in my sleep (which is weird given I’m a kantang). In one disgusting incident, I sleepwalked into someone’s room, peed on them, and then went right back to bed. Needless to say, that person wasn’t too happy and I had…

The Evil Within. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Horror tropes that are staler than a rotting corpse

Oct 25th, 2017 GV Exclusive, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a horror film buff, you know how a good scary movie can make you feel alive. A top psychologist claims that “people are driven to see scary movies to escape from the tedium,” which makes sense if you think about it. Few things get the adrenaline running like a frightening flick does – even train breakdowns no longer get our blood pumping as…

mother! Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 predictions about ‘mother!’ since we know nothing about it at all

Sep 12th, 2017 Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

mother! premieres soon and we have almost no information about the plot, save for a few scant details around the Internet and burgeoning reviews that are so vague that you wonder why they bother to give a plot synopsis at all. And the lack of information so far has been all intentional. The marketing for mother! has been intentionally skimpy on the details, but that hasn’t…

The Mimic. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 Korean mythological monsters you don’t want to meet in Seoul

Aug 29th, 2017 Horror Marcus Goh 10 min read

Planning a trip to Seoul? As modern and metropolitan as it might be, supernatural dangers may lurk in unexpected corners. This being the Seventh Month, we’re expecting that the mythological monsters of Korea would be a bit more active, although Korea doesn’t technically “celebrate” the Seventh Month. These are dangers that Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet (do people still buy Lonely Planet guides) won’t warn…

Mon Mon Mon Monsters 報告老師!怪怪怪怪物!Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 classic films that show teenagers how cruel the world can be

Jul 27th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

The teen years are special but awkward for almost everyone. It’s when we come of age, when we define our own moral code, and of course, when we gain the ability to continue the human race. That’s why young adult movies work so well. The best ones capture the essence of our teenage struggles, and translate them into epic battles for the fate of cities,…

The Mummy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons why Singaporeans wouldn’t fear the Mummy’s powers

Jun 7th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’ve accidentally disturbed an ancient ruler’s grave, you’re more likely to fear your own mummy scolding you (“touch some more, touch some more, you want me to cane you is it?”) than The Mummy lurching out of the ground to come after you. But in the new The Mummy film, the eponymous monster doesn’t quite lumber after you. In fact, she’s horrifyingly lithe and…