Release date: 2010
Another instalment in the long running Filipino film series Shake Rattle and Roll and, like the others in the series, it is made up of 3 fairly lengthy shorts. The short Mamanyika is about a possessed doll and Isla has a more forkloric basis.
The third segment is called Punerarya and it is the segment we are looking at here, being about Aswang.
The segment starts off with a young teacher, Dianne (Carla Abellana), going to a funeral parlour. She is to be the new tutor for Sarah (Anna Vicente) and Ryan (Nash Aguas), the children of the parlour’s owner Carlo (Sid Lucero). She is shown up to the living area behind the business and is asked to wait for Carlo. She sits for a while but then goes to a window and opens the blackout curtain. Sarah had just come up behind her and screams. Carlo explains that the two children have an inherited weakness to sunlight – hence being home tutored.
|the Nanny and Sarah|
|Carla Abellana as Dianne|
|A disaffected little aswang|
The loose plot points were a shame as this was otherwise a neat little segment. 4 out of 10 for the section Punerarya only. The imdb page is here.