La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman. Credit: Dread Central

The world’s most famous fearsome female ghosts immortalised in movies

Apr 17th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Think you’ve got the guts to read about ghosts like La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman? Still, proceed with caution. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you find yourself tossing and turning in bed – or when you catch a fleeting glimpse of a long-haired female ghost out of the corner of your eye. You see, witches and banshees have long…

Ghost Wife. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Terrified by ghost baby movies like ‘Ghost Wife’? You shouldn’t be and here’s why

Mar 31st, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 11 min read

Babies are adorable. But they’re also very, very difficult to take care of. If you’re a parent, I can already see you nodding your head in agreement, and your eyebags from all that sleep deprivation. Ask any parent of a newborn and they’ll tell you the thing they miss most in the world is undisturbed slumber, and they’ll give anything to be able to get…

Double trouble: 5 movies of deadly doppelgängers like the ones in ‘Us’

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Andre Teh 18 min read

Ever heard of the expression “you’re your own worst enemy”? Well, in director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, the idiom is taken to a literal level when a seemingly average American family encounter a group of strangers that look just like them. Except their doubles have creepy grins. They wear blood-red jumpsuits and fingerless gloves. And each wields a pair of large, golden scissors……

Homestay. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 plot twists in thrillers and horror movies that you never saw coming

Jan 25th, 2019 Fantasy, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The most unforgettable plot twists come from thrillers and horror movies. That’s because in these types of shows, our sense of normalcy has already been thrown off balance by all the frights and scares. Thus, when the big reveal comes around, it hits us even harder – because our reality is already teetering from jangled nerves. Films like the Thai thriller Homestay (an adaptation of the Japanese…

Escape Room. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Five other real-life adventure games not unlike ‘Escape Room’

Jan 11th, 2019 Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’ve ever participated in an escape room, you know how it goes. You and your friends are locked in a (usually themed) room and must escape within a certain time limit. The only clues you have are the items in the room – and it’s up to your ingenuity and creativity to figure out how all these items work together to get out of…

6 unexpected genre mash-ups like ‘Rampant’ that were surprisingly successful

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most filmmakers take a straightforward approach to films – take a story and pick the appropriate genre so that you know what the writing, shooting and editing style should be. But single genres aren’t enough for Korean filmmakers anymore. Now they’re making genre mash-up movies, like the upcoming zombie period drama Rampant, which also stars heartthrob Hyun Bin and silver fox Jang Dong-gun. Those Koreans are just…

Halloween. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 slasher films that’ll have you screaming this Halloween

Oct 26th, 2018 Action, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Horror movies about ghosts and zombies may be terrifying, but deep down, we know that such supernatural creatures don’t exist. As terrifying as demonic nuns and pale white child ghosts may be, they’re not part of the real world (or so we hope). So we don’t have to worry about them hunting us down as we sleep. But slasher films like Halloween are a different…

What's up in Zombiepura? Credit: Clover Films

SAF has capability to fend off zombie apocalypse, say ‘Zombiepura’ director and cast

Oct 26th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Horror, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 10 min read

Zombies and national service in sunny Singapura? If we can have pontianak, zombies sound about right. Zombiepura is the culmination of seven years of blood, sweat, and tears (and we daresay some tasty human brains as well), a zombie film where the undead rise up in an army camp because of a mysterious virus. Personally, we wonder what the Medical Officers (MOs) were doing when that…

Terrified. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

 6 horror tropes to watch out for in any horror movie

Oct 7th, 2018 GV Exclusive, Horror Marcus Goh 13 min read

Are you a horror movie buff? Then there are three things we know you look forward to every year – Halloween, the announcement of the next Ring/Ju-On instalment, and the new movies for the GV Horrorthon. But what makes a good horror movie so frightening? There are some things that we will always be frightened of – instinctual fears that are buried deep in our…

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…