Tag: horror
The Hungry Games (Part 5: The End Times)

This bloggist may have bitten off more than he could chew (thankfully meant in a figurative way). This feature was originally intended to be a short list that would run for a maximum of two days. As the theme started to take a life of its own, yours truly had to question whether it was

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The Hungry Games (Part 4: Grisly Gristle)

Howdy, folks. This is the last installment of a series with a self-aware title that references a hip and happening pop-culture phenomenon although having absolutely nothing to do with it at all. Welcome to part four of Fear Factorial (abbreviated Fear! for math geeks), a most lovable ranking of the rank. We started off with

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The Hungry Games (Part 3: Stink or Swim)

Welcome back to our embryonic campaign. Pinoys have always taken pride in balut, comfortable in the knowledge that it consistently ranks among the world’s most unsettling food. It isn’t though… the world has always been a weird place for the culturally intolerant and constitutionally weak. The first part of this series, which served as the

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The Hungry Games (Part 2: Gland Funk)

While Pinoys have always been proud about the national delicacy, balut, it has rarely held the number one spot among the world’s most disturbing food lists. It’s a persistent bridesmaid. For today, we take a look at the bridal entourage, being the other contenders on the repulsive list. This write-up, then, is but a product

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The Hungry Games (Part 1: Balut Rigging)

Proud citizens of the Philippine republic, lend me your cubicle time. We are all well aware of balut, I expect. For all intents and purposes, balut qualifies as both our national food (never mind lechon), as well as our national initiation ritual for unsuspecting tourists. Don’t blame the tourists for having second thoughts, though. When

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