horror, PHILIPPINES, TRUE WEIRD

Philippine Urban Legends: The stories that grow from a mix of animism, modernism, and the scars of dictatorship

Mention the Philippines and most people think of weird food (fertilized duck egg, anyone?) and beautiful beaches. But stick around long enough, and you’ll find that (sometimes literally) beneath the country’s modern malls and mysterious mountains runs a lower mythological tradition so rich, its moved from the forest to the cities, morphing from myths to […]

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LIFE, WRITING

Atrocities in Everyday Life

What is horror? Go past the monsters, the serial killers, the scary clowns. Go past the books, the TV shows, the movies. Go past the make believe. What is horror in the here and now? In history? What is horror in real life?

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INTERVIEW

Interview: Igan d’Bayan

Writer and artist Igan d’Bayan has been unsettling folks through his art for some time now. His paintings come in different sizes (some larger than life) and tackle different topics, but the one thing that they have in common is that they are mighty spooky. Igan is currently painting a series of inverted crosses. “No, […]

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INTERVIEW

Interview: Ray Garton

Ray Garton is an American author whose horror stories have been scaring the pants off readers since 1984. His stories are genuinely frightening (I remember having to read The Loveliest Dead all the way through because if I didn’t, the ghosts would get me) and he’s one of the few who can take a worn […]

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INTERVIEW

Interview: Eddie Romero

If you don’t know who Eddie Romero is, look him up here. I love this man. He directed one of my favorite Filipino movies, and of course, he directed a lot of B Movies in the 70s, has been featured in Pete Tomb’s Mondo Macabro and has been cited as one of Quentin Tarantino’s cinematic […]

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INTERVIEW

Interview: Karen Kunawicz

Karen Kunawicz has been writing about all things dark and beautiful. She’s a writer, a TV personality, sometimes a pirate, and always a fan of Johnny Depp. She’s been called Manila’s Queen of Goths, and is a prominent figure in the local music scene. I’m honored to have her on my blog. Find out more […]

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