SHOULD you get tickets to a horror film for a date? Think the thrillers on your streaming service will help escalate contact?
Spin.ph asked several top volleyball players what they think of horror movies, and their top picks for movie night.
Creamline spiker Jema Galanza loves the thrill of horror movies.
Films such as Coming Soon don’t even make the former Adamson University star lose sleep.
“Coming Soon ’ ‘yun ang hilig kong panoorin. Gusto ko kasi may thrill ‘yung pinapanood ko, ‘yung sumisigaw ako,” she shared.
“Hindi naman ako takot na mapanagiipan ko siya,” she said.
While some simply enjoy watching, F2 Logistics star Kim Dy could be rated as a horror movie enthusiast, and she ranks Shutter as one of the best.
“Oh, I love watching horror,” she beamed.
“Naiimagine ko kasi. Alam niyo ba ‘yung Shutter? ‘Yung nakaupo sa (likod or balikat) so everytime na sumasakit ‘yung likod ko parang oh my god so parang realistic,” she said.
“Tapos it’s from a different country pa ‘yung movie mas nakakatakot pag ibang country right?” she added.
“I like the thrill. Gusto ko ‘yung nakakagulat ‘yung tatakpan mo ‘yung mukha mo,” she added.
One would think Aby Maraño would breeze through a horror movie without flinching.
The national team captain says she enjoys these types of movies, but admits she gets scared and even saw the demon nun character Valak in her dreams.
“Yes mahilig ako sa horror movies,” she said.
“Napaginipan ko si Valak saka ‘yung black lady sa Insidious,” she shared.
That didn’t stop her from seeing more of these movies.
Iriga-Navy team captain Grazielle Bombita admits being scared, but says she can get through a whole film without covering her eyes.
She considers Conjuring and Annabelle as the scariest movies she has seen, but can only watch it during the day and with her family.
“Minsan (kasi) naiimagine ko kaya ayaw ko mag-isa kaya kapag natutulog ako at least meron konting ilaw,” shared the Camarines Sur spiker.
“Hindi ko kaya manood mag-isa,” she added laughing.
She’s not a big fan of scary movies but she has watched Shutter and Exorcism of Emily Rose — some of the movies listed scariest by several fellow volleyball stars.
“Hindi ako mahilig sa horror movies,” she said. “Pero ang scariest na napanuod ko, ‘yung Shutter at saka Exorcism of Emily Rose,” she added.
Rachel Anne Daquis
There are genres within genres in but likely not one will be enjoyable for volleyball stunner Rachel Anne Daquis.
“Hindi ako mahilig manood ng, duwag ako eh. Sisigaw lang ako nang sisigaw tapos matatakip lang ako ng mata so wala rin,” she said.
She admits being a coward, so much so that even news of celebrities passing away keeps her up late.
“May kwento ako, alam ng mga teammates ko ‘yan noong college pati ng mga kaclose ko, pag may namamatay na artista hindi ako makakatulog,” she said.
“Akala mo naman kamag-anak ko. Hahaha! Naalala ko noong namatay si Rudy Fernandez, si Dolphy affected ako,” she added.
There was one time that she told her former Far Eastern University coach Nes Pamilar that she wasn’t able to sleep well because actor Rudy Fernandez passed away.
“Sabi ko sa coach ko noon, si coach Nes, hindi ako nakatulog kasi namatay si Rudy Fernandez. Sabi ni coach Nes, bakit tito mo ba ‘yun? Sabi ko, hindi, wala lang hindi ko rin alam na hindi ako nakatulog sa kanila,” she said.
Petron star Mika Reyes is one of those who don’t watch horror movies.
Not that she’s scared but she’s easily shocked.
“Hindi kasi ako mahilig manood ng horror movies, hindi ako fan kasi magugulatin ako,” she said. “Kaya hindi rin ako nanonood.”
Bea de Leon
It has been 10 years since Ateneo star Bea de Leon watched a horror movie.
The 2008 film Shutter was the main reason why it has been a decade she hasn’t seen such films.
“I don’t watch scary movies, never ever I have watched scary movies kasi alam ko tatakutin ko lang ang sarili ko. I’m the most gulatin person ever,” she said.
“I think the last one I watched was Shutter, ‘di ba? That was 10 years ago,” she added.
“You know when you go down (in the middle of the night) to get water and I would like run upstairs ’cause someone might chase me. Duwag ako eh,” she said.
No one can convince spiker Mela Tunay to watch a horror film or television series but her sisters.
“Actually hindi ako mahilig (manood ng horror) super matatakutin kasi ako pero ‘yung dalawa kong ate lagi naglalambing na manood ng horror,” she shared.
Tunay just couldn’t decline that the list of films she has seen has grown, with Conjuring, Insidious, Hereditary and Lights Out on top.
“Eh minsan na lang ako makauwi so tini-treat ko sila out sa cinema or di kaya pag nag-Netflix kami sa bahay gusto nila horror. Nakakaloka!” she added.
For Alyssa Valdez, it’s embarrassing to scream inside the cinema even for just a trailer, so seeing a full movie isn’t an option.
“Wala akong pinapanood,” she said. “Di ako nanonood. Takot ako.”
“Hindi ako nanonood kasi magugulatin ako,” she said. “Kahit nga trailer lang sumisigaw na ako. Ako lang mag-isa sumisigaw sa movie house. Eh di ba nakakahiya, 'wag na lang kaya di ako nanonood. Wag na natin ipilit.”
She hinted about some real-life experience in Thailand added to her reasons she doesn’t watch scary movies.
“Marami na akong experiences sa Thailand kaya ‘wag na nating gawing manood,” she shared. “Of course marami ‘yan (nagpaparamdam) kaya Lord thank you for all the guidance.”