Summer’s just around the corner!
Usually, we spend this bright and fun season by hopping to our favorite destinations and bonding with our loved ones. However, if you don’t feel like going out and bask under the summer sun, you may stay indoors and do stuff you’ve been pining to accomplish, such as binge-watching your favorite series or show.
In case you’re a horror story junkie, you can perhaps include the ABS-CBN Originals Umbra: Anino sa Dilim, an animated show that would acquaint us with the terrifying beings featured in our folk and modern urban legends, in your to-watch list.
But what makes Umbra a must-watch? Here are the reasons why:
The well-written narratives
Through the years, Philippine urban legends have been passed on from generation to generation and have spawned to various versions. Besides, every one of us has different horrifying tales and experiences to tell.
Regardless, this topic remains interesting to most of us. Thus, the creators of this series ascertained to come up with fresh and striking plot that would make us hooked with every episode.
The featured supernatural characters
Hearing and sharing stories about white ladies, vengeful spirits, tiyanaks, aswangs, kapres, and other mythical figures have been part of our lives, or perhaps of our childhood.
From simply showing the frightening ways of how the scary creatures devour or harm their human victims, Umbra has a deeper take by exposing their back stories and hapless experiences which turned them into the bloodcurdling beings we are afraid of.
The impressive overall production
Although it’s quite different to the other animated series or movies we have watched, in which the movements of the body and the mouth syncs with the script, it still can boast its superb graphics and animations and the arresting deep, creepy voice of the narrator.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab that popcorn or chips and plug in your earphones and plunge in to the terrifying tales of Umbra.