Release date: 2011
This is a Filipino movie and a loose reimagining of the Gallaga and Reyes 1992 film of the same name (I’m, at time of review, still trying to hunt that film down).
The first thing to note is that the term aswang can be, very much, an over-arching name or, perhaps the best way to describe it is, a genus. The actual creatures in this are called Abwak, in film, or Aswang-Bayawak-Uwak, as the DVD blurb labels them.
|Manuel in the field|
|Lovi Poe as Hasmin|
|Paulo Avelino as Daniel|
|Hasmin reveals her Abwak nature|
|Moises and Hasmin|
It is always good to get a look at the complex mythology of the Aswang and whilst I wish this had shone more of a light on the creature than it did I can say it was interesting for what it did offer. 5.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.