Zombies don't scare Singaporeans

Unlike the horror depicted in Hollywood movies, Singaporeans have fears unique to their national psyche

So this month, I have been reviewing a lot of horror movies and nearly all of them come from Hollywood.

All my life, I've been worried about things that worry Americans, based on how much stuff I've consumed from Tinseltown, so now I am an expert in knowing that I should: a) always turn back from a hike if I see sticks arranged in any sort of geometric shape; b) never accept help from a man in a pick-up truck if my car blows a tyre on a lonely highway; and c) make sure that my guns are well-oiled and ammo factory-fresh.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 07, 2018, with the headline 'Zombies don't scare Singaporeans'. Print Edition | Subscribe