Monday, October 20, 2014

Filipinos’ Deepest Fears Come Alive at SM Cinema’s Sineng Pambansa Horror Film Festival


It’s that time of the year when stories of ghosts and paranormal entities send a heightened chilling sensation down your spine. This October, get ready to relive Filipino folklore horror as SM Cinema and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) bring you Sineng Pambansa Horror Plus Film Festival.

Titled after the well-known (and feared) folklore characters, the T’yanak and the Hukluban, will take you back to when you were a child, listening to your grandparents’ stories of murderous monster babies and the Philippine version of the grim reaper. Sigaw sa Hatinggabi brings to life our fear of harmful ghosts while Bacao tells the story of the shocking repulsions a woman would go through just to get pregnant.


Gil Portes’s horror film Hukluban is a story of horror and romance as a woman tries to find the cure to her curse- true love.


Starring Judy Ann Santos, T’yanak is a horror film about a quiet town being attacked by a tiyanak.


Sigaw is a horror film about the investigation of a murder of a battered wife with the suspect being the ghost of serial killer.


Opposite the fruitful harvest of corn in their village, Mayet and Able’s marriage is not. Bacao tells the story of a woman who would go through lengths to bear a child.

SM Cinema’s Sineng Pambansa Horror Film Festival will surely satisfy your movie craving with its dash of nostalgia, mix of genres, and fear inducing stories! To make your experience more horror-tastic, all e-PLUS Tap to Pay holders receive a 10% discount for the first movie, and a 50% discount for the second Sineng Pambansa movie purchase. Drop by any SM Cinema branch to catch these films from October 29 until November 4 only.

About SM Cinema

SM Cinema is the largest film exhibitor in the Philippines with more than 250 screens in 48 branches across the nation. SM Cinema also operates IMAX Theatres located at SM Mall of Asia, SM City North EDSA, SM Southmall, SM Lanang, SM Clark, SM Cebu, SM Aura Premier and SM Megamall.

About e-PLUS Tap To Pay, SM Tickets and Snack Time

SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc.’s introduction to cashless consumption, e-PLUS Tap to Pay provides convenience for travellers, shoppers, movie lovers, and event goers. With one tap of a card, cardholders not only have a faster mode of payment, but can also enjoy perks such as discounts and freebies in various restaurants, shops, theatres, and concerts. E-PLUS is the card of the century.

Moviegoers can also check cinema schedule by dialing the hotline number, (02) 470-2222. This hotline number can be used for movie concerns and ticket purchases. Tickets, from movies to concerts, can also be easily purchased at SM Tickets booth, the only ticketing agency available nationwide.

Snacks are also available in SM Cinema through Snack Time. Snack Time offers a wide variety of food, from snacks such as popcorn, burgers, to drinks and candies fit for movie goers’ lifestyle.

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About SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated

SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment solutions arm of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in movies, events, leisure and technology. Starting with SM Cinema, the largest cinema exhibitor in the country, as its sole marque, the company grew into 12 major brands. Currently tucked under its belt are brands such as SM Cinema, Director’s Club Cinema, IMAX Theatre, WM Cinemas, SM Skating Rink, SM Bowling and Leisure Center, Exploreum, Snack Time, e-PLUS Tap to Pay, e-PLUS Digital, SM Tickets, and Mall of Asia Arena. SMLEI aims to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends, through entertainment and leisure facilities, while advocating the ease of use and personalized service created to complement the Filipino lifestyle.

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