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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…

Alien Covenant. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 horrible forms that Alien Convenant’s aliens can take

May 9th, 2017 Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’ve ever watched Alien before, you’ll remember that they’re giant, virtually unstoppable creatures that are a mess of slime and bone and fluids that are clearly out of this world. Only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) could stop them, and even so, things didn’t go all that well for her either. The problem is that the Aliens were a lot more than just that giant slimey insectoid…

Don't Knock Twice. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 horrible acts of witchcraft you need to protect yourself from in Singapore

Apr 13th, 2017 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

Despite being a modern, cosmopolitan city, you can’t deny the existence of the supernatural in Singapore. Whether it be NTU in the west or Old Changi Hospital in the east, it seems like every other building in Singapore is hiding a spooky tale. You know what’s worse? People who manipulate the unseen for their own benefit. I’m not talking about pastors who secretly use church money…

A helpless victim in "Eloise". Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why supernatural horror films are scarier than psychological horror films

Feb 23rd, 2017 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

A vengeful spirit or an axe murderer – which is more scary? Although some might say that the 30% increase in water prices might be the scariest of all (and they’re right), most people would consider a vengeful spirit a scarier opponent to face. That’s because you can’t call 999 if you encounter a vengeful spirit – those police cardboard standees aren’t going to stop a…

A Cure for Wellness. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 ways that Singaporeans practice “wellness”

Feb 14th, 2017 Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Singaporeans are a pretty health-conscious bunch, despite our predilection for putting soya sauce inside virtually every dish that we have (all that sodium!). However, our thirst for wellness goes far beyond just eating and… eating. Beyond folksy remedies, wellness permeates every aspect of a Singaporean’s life. From our wall colours to our mobile phone stickers, there’s a secret health reason for everything we do. Don’t believe…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 everyday things that turn Singaporeans into zombies

Feb 2nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s hard to fathom how a zombie virus could possibly spread in Singapore – look at how we dealt with SARS and Zika. Our country wipes out and contains any and all infections with the manic efficiency of a housewife before Chinese New Year. Even the World Health Organisation and the United Nations called Singapore a role model for handling Zika cases. Yet you can…

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…