The cast and crew take to the stage at the Revenge of the Pontianak gala premiere. Credit: Havas

‘Revenge of the Pontianak’ gala premiere strikes terror into the hearts of audiences at The Capitol

Aug 30th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 10 min read

Take Singapore’s favourite undead monster and the director of Singapore’s first commercial film released worldwide, and what do you get? A reimagining of a horror classic – Revenge of the Pontianak. Glen Goei, a National Youth Award recipient and director of films like Forever Fever and and The Blue Mansion, released his latest film about a pontianak to an adoring crowd at The Capitol on…

Luke Evans as Ben Hawkins in 'Ma'. Credit: Coming Soon

Who is Luke Evans and why does he look so familiar?

Jul 26th, 2019 Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a cinephile, you’ll have noticed a familiar face who’s appeared more frequently in recent films like psychological horror movie Ma. He’s none other than Luke Evans, that guy who looks a lot like Orlando Bloom, but isn’t! He’s popped up as protagonists and antagonists in films, showing us just how versatile he is when it comes to roles. And he’s believable both as…

Annabelle vs Chucky. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ versus Annabelle – which freaky doll would win?

Jul 14th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 7 min read

Before we get into the battle proper, let’s establish which Chucky we’re talking about here. We’re referring to Chucky from Child’s Play (2019), not Child’s Play (1988). While they’re both about a psychotic murder doll named Chucky who’s out to terrorise families and innocent children, the origin story has been updated this year. Child’s Play (1988) explained that Chucky was the result of voodoo magic gone wrong. But…

Annabelle Comes Home. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Is your doll, action figure or toy haunted? Take our test to find out

Jun 29th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 15 min read

In Annabelle Comes Home, the titular evil doll is brought home by the two premiere ghostbusters of The Conjuring movie universe – Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga). Despite being experienced ghost hunters, the husband-and-wife duo bring back haunted artifacts after every case they solve, and store them in a room within their own house. They bless the room weekly, but still… wouldn’t…

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…