Horror Series on TV

Halloween is fast approaching...! Ghost stories, Halloween themes, and horror episodes on almost all of the TV programs were all seen. Even on radio shows, topics were all ghost and elemental creatures.

So to in-line with our tradition and as tribute to the coming All Saints' Day and All Souls Day, let me allot this page on horror...TV series in the horror genre!

At first drama and love stories, then came the funny cool light comedy in an Asinovela, then a smash Fantasy, action-fight also dominated, now even horror and terror enter the TV series world! Yup, horror series or horror-serye were now popular to all of us!

Where and when it all started? What is the most horrifying and terrifying horror TV series to you? Let's count them down as we enter the horror genre in the Television world!

It was January 2007 when the first Susan Roces Cinema Collection installation "Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara" which starred Kris Aquino, Jodi Sta. Maria, Albert Martinez, and Ms. Susan Roces aired on TV. We thought this was the first horror series on TV. But you're right, this is the very first 'serious' and really terrifying horror series on TV. But did you know there comes before it?

Way back 2004 when a horror-fantasy series came on TV. This was "Spirits" under the direction of Chito Rono aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida. This was starred by some of the Street Boys members Jhong Hilario and Danilo Barrios with Michelle Madrigal, Joseph Bitangcol and some of the Star Magic talents. It was a mini-horror and more on a fantasy type since the youth casts fought for different ghost, monsters, and other creatures.

After "Spirits", horror series take a rest for the meantime. Until in 2007, horror genre on TV re-opens!

Just before the start of "Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara", "La Vendetta" on GMA-7's Telebabad started. This was starred by Sunshine Dizon, Jennylyn Mercado, and Jean Garcia. They were sisters in the story. The character of Jennylyn was killed and she was became a ghost in the series that keeps on haunting her killer. Afterwards, Jean's character also died and became ghost. But the horror effect on this story was not that terrifying. They focused on the serial killer who killed almost the whole cast!

Then weeks later in 2007 here comes "Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara" which was originally came from a movie. This was the most terrying horror series on TV. You know that I watched the series on a DVD. Yup, I bought a DVD compilation of the series since I have no time watching it on TV because of work!

Then in 2008, the second installation of Susan Roces Cinema Collection was aired. This was "Maligno" which topbilled by Ms. Claudine Barretto with Diether Ocampo and Rafael Russel. Completing the cast were Rio Locsin, Empoy, and the love team of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. This is another terrifying series just like the first Susan's Colection. But this time, it is more brutal and tragic! Killings were really shocking! This was all about a DEvil cult!

And now just recently this 2009, we all witnessed the final Susan Roces Cinema installation "Florinda" which was starred by Ms. Maricel Soriano together with Jay Manalo, Nikki Gil, Roxanne Guinoo, William Martinez, Zanjoe Marudo, and Cherry Pie Picache. At first we thought it was all about ghost haunting of the old lady in the old house. But we all discovered that it was only Cherry Pie who killed almost all the cast but failed to kill Florinda. It was all about killing and murder by an insane mistress!

Well, these were the horror-terror TV series we witnessed on TV. Which of them is your bet? Which is the most horrifying and terrifying for you? Which is the most shocking and breath-taking? Share this with me. It's you choice...! Hope to view more Horror-series on TV since its my favorite! HAPPY HALLOWEEN...!!!! c",)

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