Shake, Rattle and Roll 8 is a 2006 horror film and was an entry for the 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival. The film is the 8th installment of the Shake, Rattle & Roll series and contains three segments.
Bearwin Meily and Keanna Reeves lead the cast of the first episode of Shake Rattle, Roll 8: 13th Floor. It tells the story of birthday planners who plan a party at the 13th floor of the house. Dismissing the superstition of Friday the 13th, they went on. Along with them are Joseph Bitangcol, Roxanne Guinoo, Janus Del Prado, singers Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez, and child actors, Jolina (Krystal)Reyes and Aaron Junatas. It was directed by Rahyan Carlos.
Twenty years ago, to be exact, October 14, 1986, an orphanage was burned down by fire triggered by candle. Many of the orphans died including their matron. Now, October 14, 2006, twenty years have passed; this is where the home of a girl named Alex(Krystal Reyes) erects.
One day, her parents Digna (Isay Alvarez) and Oscar (Robert Seña) hired a group of birthday planners to organize a birthday party in their suite. The party organizers led by Sonny (Bearwin Meily) and Marge (Keanna Reeves) went to the condo and examined the place. As soon as they entered, they began to feel the presence of lost souls; they felt this especially when they rode the elevator.
Upon stepping at Alex's suite, the group began to feel eerie things. Dismissing it, they started to organize the party. After inviting a couple of children, they happily started Alex's birthday. Unknown to any of them, the children they invited were the lost souls of the children who died in the aforementioned fire.
The presence of the souls disrupted the party and the chase began. The spirits manifested themselves altogether and the original 14th floor where the party was held was changed to 13. After the chase, the lost souls reappeared in the form of ghosts of children. The former Matron Jene explained them that Alex herself has a connection to them: the fire happened at Oct.14, 1986 while Alex was born in the same floor where she [Jene] died ten years later, Oct. 15, 1996.
After the thrills of "13th floor", Topel Lee brings you "Yaya", the story of a nanny who is truly an aswang, was hired by a working mom to look after her son and his sister. Shake Rattle & Roll first timer Iza Calzado plays Cecil, the vampire nanny, and Nash Aguas as Benjo, the mischievous boy who unmasked his nanny's true nature. With them are Ms. Sheryl Cruz, Ms. Debraliz Valasote, Boom Antonio, TJ Trinidad and Nene Tamayo.
Benjo (Nash Aguas) is a very mischievous boy and a prankster. After sending many nannies packing, his mother Grace (Sheryl Cruz) had to hire a new one again. This time, Benjo must promise he won't prank her again.
One day, Grace had finally hired a new nanny: Cecil (Iza Calzado). Benjo becomes suspicious about Cecil; this evidence was shown when Benjo's dog Toby started to bark mad at the nanny. Grace insisted to Benjo to calm down.
During Cecil's tenure, Benjo became more suspicious and watchful. What he feared came one evening: he himself witnessed Cecil who was about to eat his little baby sister with her long tongue. Still, the boy obeyed his mother not to say anything.
Benjo, however, won't give up just like that. He sought help from his teacher Mel (TJ Trinidad). He told Mr. Mel everything about his new nanny being a vampire and the attempt that happened last night to his sister. The teacher told Benjo the only weapon to repel aswangs: garlic.
One night, the full moon loomed high and what the household feared came: it was time for Cecil's transformation to an aswang. Benjo remembered everything what Teacher Mel had said. After a big fight, Benjo thrusted garlic to the aswang, killing it. Grace arrived at the scene shortly after the aswang was killed.
If "Yaya" has driven you to the edge of your seat, what more if you watch the third episode? LRT (acronym for Light Rail Transit) grips us into the tale of commuters stranded in an abandoned station. Soon, a monster from nowhere attacked them and hunts them down one by one. Can they escape the monster's wrath and save their precious lives?
This episode marks SRR Queen Manilyn Reynes's return after her successful role in Shake Rattle & Roll 5: Impakto episode, therefore her 5th Shake Rattle & Roll. Manilyn will be paired with Kempee De Leon who plays her ex-boyfriend, Cesar. The cast also stars teen stars Dino Imperial, Empress Schuck, Mhyco Aquino, Charles Christianson and Ehra Madrigal. Along with them are Miko Palanca, Cassandra Ponti, Sergio Garcia and child actor Quintin Alianza. The cast introduces Eugene Domingo for her first SRR and IC Mendoza (2nd SRR after Shake Rattle & Roll 4).
Thirteen commuters take the last trip of the Manila LRT Purple Line at nearly midnight after hours of work. While on board the train in midnight, Jean (Manilyn Reynes) met her long lost ex-boyfriend Cesar (Kempee De Leon), who according to him, they last saw each other since they were college. Jean introduced her son, Jimmy (Quintin Alianza). As they were chatting, the passengers were further annoyed by a female deacon Lita (Eugene Domingo) who preaches verses from the bible.
The train travels into an abandoned station which the passengers thought that this was the final stop. Exploring the station, they find out that everything was shut down and the gates were closed locked. After several minutes of annoyance, the passengers decided to find a telephone booth to call for help.
As they find a telephone, Martin is pulled up the balcony. The group finds his corpse and his heart pulled out. Unknown to them, a human heart-eating eyeless, strong-sensed and vigilant monster lurks the station. Another passenger, Lita, was swiped away by the same creature. Alarmed the passengers make their way back to the train.
The evil creature suddenly appears, killing more passengers until Steph, Don, Nina, Jimmy, Jean and Cesar are the only ones left alive. Nina was separated from the family members. She and her boyfriend Rocky (Dino Imperial) wandered in an old train and discover numerous dead bodies. Apparently, these were the bodies of the passengers who also took the previous last trips of the LRT. The monster appears behind Rocky and kills him while Nina escapes. Steph (Cass Ponti) and Don (Charles Christianson) escaped the train after their friends Jenny (Ehra Madrigal) and Rico (Miko Palanca) were killed by the monster.
Steph and Don met with Jimmy, Jean and Caesar who were losing contact in the phone. The two friends went out to find an exit but they are again confronted and killed by the monster. After several desperate tries of finding an emergency exit, the remaining survivors Jean, Cesar and Jimmy, found an emergency exit. Shortly after climbing down from the station tower, Cesar pledges his still-living love for Jean. He urged Jimmy and Jean to run while he wards the monster off. After a long fight, Cesar was killed.
Nina,Jean, and Jimmy alert nearby patrolling officers of the Philippine National Police about the incident. The terrible truth was unveiled. The monster is the mutant son of their chief, and that the passengers on the last train every night are being set up to be the food of the monster, with any survivors being killed off by the police. Then, the film ends with the monster growling while Nina, Jean and Jimmy scream.