Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay (referred as Pagpag) is a 2013 Filipino horror suspense film starring Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Paulo Avelino, and Shaina Magdayao. It is one of the official entries for the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film is a co-production of Star Cinema and Regal Films. The film was directed by Frasco Mortiz, and it will be released on Christmas Day.
The concept of the movie is based on a Filipino superstitious belief that one should never go home directly after visiting a wake since it risks bringing evil spirits to one’s home. One should first shake off (in Filipino, pagpag) whatever curse there may be to avoid being trailed by the soul of the dead.
Cedric (Daniel Padilla) and his friends visit a funeral and each of them unwittingly breaks one superstitious belief after the other including the dreaded “pagpag” as each of them went directly home after the funeral. Unbeknownst to Cedric and his friends, they brought home a malevolent and vengeful spirit. Cedric was forced to team up with Leni (Kathryn Bernardo) in the hope of containing and abating the wrath of the vengeful spirit and eventually vanquishing it in the process. But as they struggle to succeed, more mishaps occur and they run out of options in saving their family and friends.