10 local horror movie stars that gave you a good scare

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED October 31, 2017 08:00 pm

(Inside Manila) A good horror movie is nothing without convincing stars. Throughout the years, several local Filipino actors have been trusted to give the audience quite a fright that would leave them having trouble sleeping at night.

Inside Manila has listed some of the notable actors that surely left a scary impression on their viewers.

Kris Aquino

The "Queen of all Media" is also a royalty when it comes to horror films. Kris Aquino starred in several successful films including the highest-grossing film of 2004, "Feng Shui". She also topbilled "Sukob" in 2006, "Dalaw" in 2010, and "Segunda Mano" in 2011. But even before she made horror movies in the early 200s, she took part in "Shake, Rattle & Roll III" in 1991. In 2014, Kris starred alongside Coco Martin in "Feng Shui 2".

Lilia Cuntapay

Even though she was not exactly given a title role in movies, Lilia Cuntapay is dubbed as the "Queen of Philippine Horror Movies" having appeared in many films as a scary apparition. In the '90s, she took part in three “Shake Rattle & Roll” films and starred in "Bahay ni Lola 2" and "Sukob" in the early 2000s. Unfortunately, she was confirmed to have suffered from spinal cord illness and in the same year, she succumbed to death.

Kim Chiu

"Chinita Princess" had made a number of notable movies in more than a decade of her stay in showbiz. She starred in several horror movies including the “Shake, Rattle & Roll” X in 2008 and the 2012 movie "The Healing" along with Miss Vilma Santos. This year, she is all set to start in her title role in the Star Cinema film "The Ghost Bride".

Cristine Reyes

She is seen as a sexy symbol but Cristine Reyes also has the talent for arousing the fear among the Filipino audience. She had a minor role in the 2004 movie "Pa-Siyam" and a supporting one in the 2006 film "Barang". Eventually, she acquired major roles in the industry, including the films "Patient X", horror-comedy "Ang Darling Kong Aswang" in 2009. She also played as the mate of a demon-possessed husband in the 2011 film "Tumbok" with Carlo Aquino.

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo is known for portraying drama roles but he is also noted for his horror movie characters. In the early 2000s, he was a part of the movies "Pamahiin", "TxT", "Shake Rattle & Roll 9", "Mag-ingat ka sa Kulam", and "Tarot". He starred in two other “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” films as the years go by and was the lead role of the 2009 movie "Sapi".

Angelica Panganiban

Angelica Panganiban can be considered as one of the successful child stars of the 90s. She is known as Becky of "Sarah ang Munting Prinsesa" in her early years but she also starred in the horror-comedy film by Laurenti Dyogi entitled "Magandang Hatinggabi". She is also known for starring in "Tabi-Tabi Po", "Matakot Ka Sa Karma" and playing the restless spirit in "White Lady". In 2011, she starred in the horror-comedy film "Bulong" and the Kirs Aquino-starrer "Segunda Mano".

Marvin Agustin

Throughout his showbiz career, Marvin Agustin had already been a part of several movies, most of which he was given a lead role. Horror movie portrayals are not an exception. He was a part of "Malikmata" in 2003, "Spirit of the Glass" in 2004 and played as the boyfriend of a deranged nurse in "Wag Kang Lilingon" in 2006. In 2001, he played the lead role in the psycho-horror movie "The Road".

Dingdong Dantes

This heartthrob can also make your heart beat fast because of fright. Dingdong Dantes is usually chosen in several films since the 1990s up until the recent years, including one “Shake, Rattle & Roll” film, "Spirit of the Glass", "Bahay ni Lola 2", "Segunda Mano", "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles", and "Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles".

Manilyn Reynes

If there is one actress that can be considered as a horror movie star, Manilyn Reynes can definitely compete for the title. She had already starred in five “Shake, Rattle and Roll” films since 1990s and other horror films like "Aswang" and "Multo in the City".

Vhong Navarro

Not everyone appreciates a good scare but a horror mivie with a little humor might suit to a scared-cat's scare. Vhong Navarro has a handful of horror-comedy films like "D'Anothers", "Bulong", "Da Possessed", and "Buy Now, Die Later". Vhong also starred in the horror-adventure films "Spirit Warriors" and "Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut" and took part in “Shake, Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion".



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