Saturday, June 19, 2010
Release date: 2009
I very much enjoy films about Aswang, or at least the concept of them as the films themselves can be somewhat of a mixed bunch quality wise. I have seen Western takes on the legend and home grown Filipino films.
This is one of the more unusual takes as I never thought to see an Aswang romantic comedy! I understand that Vic Sotto is somewhat of a household name in the Philippines and that his collaborations with director Tony Reyes are pretty much taking a general direction. But hey, I haven’t seen any of those films and, despite this being somewhat over-long, this was great fun.
Patient X) eating meat that they quickly hide – later we discover this is because it was goat rather than human.
Of course, the sect realise that Ida and Eliza have run away and want them back.
An unusual offering. 6 out of 10. The imdb page is here.