Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay [Movie Review]

Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay [Movie Review] | And here we are again, another movie that I watched via Netflix. 

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And of course, it is a horror movie. 


Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay (2013) Trivia
  • Directed by: Frasco S. Mortiz
  • Produced by: Charos Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, Lily Y Monteverde, Roselle Y Monteverde
  • Production companies: ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc, Regal Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Star Cinema, Regal Films
  • Running time: 105 minutes
  • Rating: TV-14 (For language and some sexual content)
  • The movie has received 26 nominations and 4 wins.
  • Country: Philippines
  • Language: Tagalog
  • Tomatometer: 30%
  • IMDb: 5.6/10

The movie starts with a girl being turned away from attending her boyfriend's funeral, with the mother accuses her to be the cause of his son's death. Frustrated, the girl went back to her place where her sister asked if she did the 'pagpag', to which she replied she did not as she does not believe in such superstitions. 

Pagpag in this movie refers to the Philippinos belief that one should never go home directly after attending a wake/ funeral since it risks bringing evil spirits or the deceased to one's home. Whereas in Tagalog it literally means 'to shake off the dust or dirt'. 

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Cedric, a rich guy with a very short-temper is being grounded by his father after being involved in a fight. Escaping from his house, he drives around mindlessly until she almost runs over Leni, a wake consultant. They fight and Leni unknowingly loses her charm bracelet in Cedric's car. 

After partying with his friends, Cedric decided to head home after argued with Hannah who forced him to be in a romantic relationship with her. Again, driving recklessly, Cedric almost runs over Leni who is arranging a funeral for Lucy's husband, Roman. Unwittingly, everyone who was there violates a superstition ie Hannah whose tears dropped on the coffin, Rico wiped the coffin with a handkerchief, Cedric attended the funeral with an open wound, Dencio stole the money he found under the coffin, Marcelo swept the area where the coffin is and the worst of all, every single one of them did not do the 'pagpag' after the funeral. 

At home, Leni's stepbrother, MacMac starts to see ghosts but since he can't/ won't speak, he just draws 9 figures with a number 8. Then one by one, the unwanted attendees of Roman's wake dies. 

Is 'pagpag' causing all the deaths or is there a darker secret behind it?

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Plot: 4.0/ 5.0 This could me being very Asian but I feel close to the movie as the practice is also a norm in my culture (Iban). I love the twists thrown into this movie that will keep you guessing until the end - what is causing all these mishaps?

Cast: 4.3/ 5.0 I love all these characters. They performed beautifully.

Will I watch it again: I don't mind watching it again soon.

The pictures are taken from My Movie World. Thank you.

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  1. aku x pernah tengok cerita hantu filipina..namapak jalan cerita mcm best jer..tq rawlins..nanti nak tengok..btw hero dia yg hensem ni famous kan..selalu nmpk movie dia kat netflix

  2. Never watched a Filipino horror movie before. And despite having lived with Filipinos for many years, I've never heard of pagpag. This is interesting.

  3. Sisyat mampu baca sinopsis gini je la. Nampak macam best cerita ni. Tp sisyat xde kekuatan nak tengok cerita hantu ni 😅

  4. Serammm. Kita kat Malaysia pon ada yang percaya superstitious macan ni kan. Suka cerita macam ni tapi takut nak tengok

  5. Nak kena tengok ni, Sis suka woo layan horror movie, selalu kadang Cik Lily share movie best horror... hahahaha nnati cuba plak versi Filipino ni..biasa nengok mat saleh gan thai atau Korea je kann..

  6. Actually I really ship #KathNiel so I always watching their movies and dramas. As I think this is the first their horror movie if I'm not mistaken. And in Malay we also do have people called badi mayat and we have to take shower after attending funerals or visiting graves

  7. ishh baca review rawlin menyeramkan...iena jarang tengok cerita filipina ni..dulu masa sekolah ade lah tgk kat tv..bila da keje ni memang tak tengok..sinopsis menarik..nanti boleh try layan cerita filipino :D

  8. Alamak... Baca macam seram! Peminat citer hantu tentu suka, kita nak share kat my friends, ada sorang tu berani sungguh tonton citer hantu. Kita penakotttt. Huhuu

  9. Interesting part when i read your review, i will go directly to the part "Will You Watch It Again" then i will finish up the sypnosis hehehe... Seem like i need to bookmark this movie in my watch list.. Hehehe.. Im so into Phillipines movies recently 🤭

  10. Never watch Philipines horror movie before except the romance one. Hehe. But since u give a good rating for this movie i think i shd watch it too.

  11. Never watch philippines drama or movie before but I got a lot philippine friends. Guess I should watch this so I can have more chat topic with them...

  12. oh cerita dari filipina rupanya... ingatkan thailand tadi. nak layan best jugak ni.btw thanks for the review.

  13. Tak pernah tengok lg horror filipina. Biasa layan drama berat je. Tapi memang suka layan cerita dari sana sbb bahasa dan pelakon cantik2 hehe.

  14. nanti nak tengok la dekat netflix sebab aim jugak nak tgk cerita ni hehe. sebab horror filipine not bad jugak


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