And oh, please don't put off the lights when you get to watch their movies tonight!
TOUGH 1: DAWN ZULUETA in "PATAYIN SA SINDAK SI BARBARA"
Being one of local showbiz's most regarded and most beautiful, it's amazing how a movie goddess like Dawn Zulueta could transform into a vengeful, haunting spirit. In this Chito Rono classic remake (with Susan Roces starring on the original film), she played Ruth, the spoiled sister of Barbara (Lorna Tolentino), who committed suicide and haunted the household through a doll to extract revenge on everyone who wronged her. Still, with all the scary antics and thick makeup on her face, both weren’t enough to conceal her astonishing beauty.
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TOUGH 2: ANGELICA PANGANIBAN in "WHITE LADY"
Nothing can be more fashionable and scary at the same time than a lady ghost in billowy antique-d white couture, and Angelica Panganiban fitted the role perfectly with her long, straight hair and pale white skin. Very natural (if not supernatural). Released in 2006 by Regal Films, White Lady wasn't much of a spookfest, but Angelica still managed to frighten everybody off their seats who saw this movie directed by Jeff Tan.
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TOUGH 3: MARICEL SORIANO in "VAMPIRA"
In the 90's, Diamond Star Maricel Soriano played the role of a bloodsucker (Paz) who married a mortal man (Christopher de Leon) in a movie that actually pre-dated the vampire-human love story that made the Twilight series a worldwide phenomenon. With fangs that could bite deep, and bangs I'm not so eager about, Maricel definitely knew how to make a kill.
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TOUGH 4: ALMA MORENO and LOVI POE in "ASWANG" versions
Lovi Poe topbills Regal Films' new Halloween offering with the horror remake of the hit “Aswang” in 1994 that starred Alma Moreno. Although the movie has yet to be released (on Nov. 2, 2011), Lovi Poe looks so damned hot and so freaking sexy - I think guys would surely die to have them bitten by her. Equally, Alma Moreno being a sex goddess herself in her younger years, was exquisitely gorgeous that it would be impossible to think of her as an aswang targetting humans for her saucy version of dinuguan.
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TOUGH 5: IZA CALZADO in "SIGAW"
Iza Calzado's portrayal of a battered and murdered wife turned ghost earned her a Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actress in 2005, with the bonus of acting the same role in the Hollywood version, "The Echo". With barely any makeup (except from some blood poured on her head to make her look bloody dead in one of the scenes), Iza was able to illustrate a pretty convincing creepy acting with misery, anguish and despair in both Sigaw and The Echo, that men wouldn't mind being haunted by her at all.
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TOUGH 6: IRMA ALEGRE in SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL 1 and JULIE VEGA in LOVINGLY YOURS, HELEN
Irma Alegre's role as a manananggal in the original Shake, Rattle & Roll (by Peque Gallaga) in 1984 raised the bar for all Pinoy folkloric horrifying characters. Despite having oversized bat wings and being half-bodied, it was Irma's brown skin and Pinay features that made her all the more beautiful and scary at the same time. On the other hand, Julie Vega (RIP) cannot be discounted, she was extremely memorable in her last film as the Pinay version of Linda Blaire (of The Exorcist) in Lovingly Yours, Helen.
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