Release date: 1984
It seems fitting that the first of the Philippine series of horror anthologies, Shake Rattle and Roll, should have a section called Manananggal and it be a fairly straight telling of the Manananggal folklore. (The other two tales were Baso, a possession and love triangle story, and Pridyider, the tale of a haunted fridge.)
The trouble is that it is a little too straight, it has questions unanswered and it is dated. I mean, it was done in ’84 but still…
|Hrbert Bautista as Douglas|
|Irma Alegre as Anita|
The boys leg it home and tell their grandmother (Mary Walter) what has occurred, that they are being chased by an aswang (in its collective name sense). She has them pray and says that Douglas must sort it out as he serenaded Anita. The next day he must go and buy salt. Anita is in the village (and village men, in the passion play, are missing Kadyo). He leaves and she follows him so he stays near a holy shrine, daring her to approach.