Relish in the Old School Simplicity of ‘Overlord’ (ClickTheCity)

I liked Overlord. I came in completely blind to this movie; not having seen the trailer or read any review or article about it. I was surprised to see the JJ Abrams stamp on it at the beginning and I thoroughly enjoyed myself while watching it. It felt refreshing and different from many of the films…Read more Relish in the Old School Simplicity of ‘Overlord’ (ClickTheCity)

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The Cinematic Brilliance of ‘Suspiria’ (ClickTheCity)

I didn't know anything about the original movie except that it existed. Coming in blind was probably a good way to experience coming in to watch the new version of Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino. Because I was so amazed and overwhelmed and shocked and riveted by this amazing work of filmmaking. Aside from the story and…Read more The Cinematic Brilliance of ‘Suspiria’ (ClickTheCity)

Other Than Some Good Jump Scares, ‘The Nun’ Offers Nothing New to the Genre (ClickTheCity)

I was actually frightened by one of the jump scares in the trailer of The Nun. I'm proud of the fact that having been born in the home of a director, watching movies and being around movie sets since I was a kid, and having a lot of filmmaker friends, I've come to know when…Read more Other Than Some Good Jump Scares, ‘The Nun’ Offers Nothing New to the Genre (ClickTheCity)

Relentlessly Creepy, ‘Hereditary’ Gets Under Your Skin and Never Lets You Go (ClickTheCity)

I love horror films and Hereditary really answers the call for a good horror film. It's been awhile since I saw a good horror film. The Witch was probably the last horror film that has stuck in my head. If I've seen others, they might have been good but they don't leave a lasting impression. Before The Witch…Read more Relentlessly Creepy, ‘Hereditary’ Gets Under Your Skin and Never Lets You Go (ClickTheCity)

‘Nay’ plays out like two films, and it’s not a good thing (InterAksyon)

I really wanted to like Nay. I thought the story and the premise was fantastic. It's a story I would have wanted to have a shot at telling. It's a scary premise that is filled with drama and a complicated relationship dynamic. That sort of thing is something I really enjoy working on. I was rooting…Read more ‘Nay’ plays out like two films, and it’s not a good thing (InterAksyon)

‘Happy Death Day’ charms as much as it scares (InterAksyon)

I knew I wanted to see Happy Death Day when I saw the trailer. It's Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow in the horror-comedy genre. It doesn't take itself too seriously, which elevates the film in a way that makes it endearing. There are no ambitions and it just does what it does well and succeeds. Read my…Read more ‘Happy Death Day’ charms as much as it scares (InterAksyon)

What makes a great Filipino horror film? (CNN Philippines)

I was interviewed by CNN Philippines Life for the article What makes a great Filipino horror film?. I'm part of a group of amazing Filipino filmmakers like Carlo Ledesma (The Tunnel), Jerrold Tarog (Aswang, Sana Dati), Jade Castro (Zombadings), and others. I'm with really in great company here. I was included as the screenwriter of T'yanak. Take…Read more What makes a great Filipino horror film? (CNN Philippines)