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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.

Plot

13th Floor

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.

Yaya

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.

LRT

After a hard and busy day, thirteen commuters took the last trip of the Manila LRT Purple Line at nearly midnight. 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 chanting, the passengers were further annoyed by a female deacon Lita (Eugene Domingo) who preaches verses from the bible.

As they traverse into an abandoned station, they saw that the gate were closed. Minutes crawled by. Annoyed, the passengers decided to find a telephone.

As they find a telephone, someone pulls Martin up the balcony. When they found him, his heart is pulled out: Someone or something was lurking in the station, apparently a monster who eats human hearts. Another passenger, Lita, was swiped away by that someone. Alarmed the passengers make their way back to the train.

In a worse turn of fate, that something appeared out of nowhere: it was a hideous and foul eyeless monster. It further killed many more. This monster, vigilant and strong-sensed, forgave no one as it hunt down the passengers, save for Steph, Don, Nina, Jimmy, Jean and Cesar, one by one. Nina was separated from the family members. She and her boyfriend Rocky (Dino Imperial) wandered in an old train and saw dead bodies (These were maybe the passengers who also took the previous last trips of the LRT). The monster appears behind Rocky and killed him. Nina escaped. 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 were also 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, too, was killed.

Authorities arrived immediately. The terrible truth was unveiled: The monster is the mutant son of their boss (implied to be 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.

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