STORIES

Seek Ye Whore

Students have been taking up this increasingly hard-to-find story, so I’m placing this here until my second collection comes out.

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PHILIPPINES, TRUE WEIRD

Ilawod: How Our Monster Got Its Name

A lot of people have been asking about the title of the movie. Why Ilawod? What does it mean? How did you guys come about it? This post will answer that question. When director Dan Villegas and I brainstormed on what was to become Ilawod, we had no idea that we were going to create […]

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STORIES

Ilawod: How a Horror Film Happened

Over the next few days, I will be writing more about how the movie got made. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer, and don’t forget to watch Ilawod when it opens in theaters nationwide on January 18, 2017.

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PHILIPPINES, TRUE WEIRD

Philippine Urban Legends: The Stories that Grow from a Mix of Animism, Technology, 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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STORIES

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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STORIES

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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STORIES

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: 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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