Now you might not immediately get the sense of why I have done this as a ‘Vamp or Not?’ or, indeed, featured it on the blog but there was an aspect of this that gave me a sense of a vampiric creature that we have features on the blog many times. The creature I have in mind, however, is not of Thai origin (and the film is a joint US/Thai production set in Thailand) and I just wished I’d thought to ask the question of John Penney, at the film Q&A, when I had the opportunity.
|John Hurt as Warren Mills|
|Asurgi, are they based on Aswang?|
Are they? We get so little it is hard to tell but they are certainly of genre interest due to their similarity. If John Penney reads this then I’d love to know is a little bit of Aswang mythology was incorporated into the film. The imdb page is here.