There’s more to Pinoy horror than Shake, Rattle, & Roll.
Yanggaw (2008, dir. Richard Somes)
Feng Shui (2004, dir. Chito Roño)
Best Zombie Film
Beware of the (un)dead .
28 Days Later (2002, dir. Danny Boyle)
[REC] (2007, Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza)
Best Vampire Film
Vampire romances need not be sappy.
Let the Right One In (2008, dir. Tomas Alfredson)
Thirst (2009, dir. Park Chan-Wook)
Best Twist Ending
The Others (2001, dir. Alejandro Amenabar)
The Sixth Sense (1999, dir. M. Night Shymalan)
Best Foreign Horror
Imports from Japan and Spain .
Ju-On: The Grudge (2002, dir. Takashi Shimizu)
The Orphanage (2007, dir. Juan Antonio Bayona)
Best Torture Porn
Guts, blood, and gore.
Hostel (2005, dir. Eli Roth)
Saw (2004, dir. James Wan)
Best Slasher Flick
Run for your life.
Scream (1996, dir. Wes Craven)
Child’s Play (1988, dir. Tom Holland)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, dir. Jim Sharman)
Zombieland (2009, dir. Ruben Fleischer)
Scares as old as time.
The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
The Exorcist (1973, dir. William Friedkin)
Better than the original.
The Ring (2002, dir. Gore Verbinski)
Obviously, I did not include films I haven’t seen. So please, do not complain why Mike de Leon’s Itim is not Best Pinoy Horror or why John Carpenter’s The Thing is not Best Classic. That also explains why Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, Alfred Hitchcock, George Romero, and the other masters of horror are missing the list. But don’t worry, JDownloader is working overtime so I could catch their films soon. Maybe, I’ll have another set of recommended films next year. Till next Halloween!