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…

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…

The scariest ghosts in Japanese horror films

Jul 8th, 2015 Asian Cinema, Horror Holly Jean Aroozoo 8 min read

The J-horror trend hit Singapore in the late 1990s and until today, it still has the power to get you gripping your seats, shutting your eyes tight and jumping every time a door swings open.  Indeed, when it comes to nightmare inducing horror flicks, the Americans cannot even compare. Here are the 5 scariest ghosts from J-horror. 5. Mitsuko from Dark Water Mitsuko Kawai is a six year old girl…