Thousands of revelers trooped to the expansive Filinvest City Events Grounds for a ghoulishly delightful festival 6-nights long at the phenomenal Haunted Manila Festival. Welcoming fans and the curious alike from all over, Haunted Manila Festival became the Metro’s Halloween hot spot throughout its run from October 26 to 31, showcasing lots of attractions, games, contests, entertainment, all in one place. is a media partner for the event, and we are thrilled to bring you our coverage.

From zombies, to dreaded Filipino mythical creatures, to cinematic scream-fests, HMF2019 had it all as it put the spotlight on our rich Filipino Culture with music, film, adventure, and terrifying attractions. There were the Breakout Philippines’ scavenger haunt, the Breakout Philippines’ Haunted Escape Room, Pelikulagim , an open-air cinema featuring classic Pinoy horror movies, the Gayuma Food Bazaar, and the Trick or Treat Game Stations. All of these got to provide the hauntingly festive atmosphere that people have only dreamt of for the season.

One of Haunted Manila Festival’s main attractions is Outbreak Manila, the country’s biggest and longest-running zombie run. With a horde of zombies chasing after them along a treacherous 5-kilometer course complete with obstacles, participants had the time of their lives running for their lives as screams filled the night air. It was followed by a Zombie DJ party that had attendees reveling in the fun all night long.

Outbreak Manila was followed by a Zombie DJ party that had attendees reveling in the fun all night long with performances from some of the best DJs in the Metro.

Putting the loud and exciting exclamation point on the festival is the Santelmo Halloween Music Party on Halloween, where fourteen of the country’s favorite OPM bands put up incredible performances to the delight of the crowd. The performers included UDD, December Avenue, I Belong to the Zoo, Callalily, Unique, Autotelic, SUD, The Ransom Collective, Cheat, FERN, One Click Straight, Nathan &Mercury, Any Name’s Okay, and Aegis. Despite the rain, it ushered a night of music and dancing and as easily one of the most memorable Halloween spectacles held in the metro.

Haunted Manila Festival 2019 had been brought to us by its official TV partner FOX, co-presented by SIP, its official venue partner Filinvest City, official alcohol partner Bacardi, official hotel partner Azumi Botique Hotel, The Bellevue Hotel, and The B Hotel, official mall partner Festival Mall and sponsored by Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza, Cello’s Doughnuts, and Havaianas.

We congratulate all of the organizers and everyone behind Haunted Manila Festival 2019 for a job well done and for bringing a fresh concept to the Halloween event scene. Looking forward to the next edition.

Many thanks to our Correspondents and Photographers Celine, Ianah, and Czyrah for helping us cover this amazing 6-night event. Our gratitude as well to the Ticar family for their endless support.

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