About the film
philippines barrio aswang
Release Date: May 22, 1992
|Production Companies||:||Good Harvest Unlimited, Regal Entertainment|
|Director||:||Lore Reyes, Peque Gallaga|
|Producers||:||Lily Y. Monteverde, Joey Gosiengfiao, Madeleine Gallaga, Kenneth Paul De Leon|
|Writers||:||Lore Reyes, Peque Gallaga, Jerry Lopez Sineneng, Pen Medina, Don Escudero|
This Filipino vampire film co-directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes tells the story of an aswang, the traditional shape-shifting creature of local legend. Here, the vampire makes appearances as a giant snake, a young woman (Alma Moreno), and a withered old hag (Lilia Cuntapay). The aswang has a lengthy cinematic history, having been the subject of the first sound film ever produced in the Philippines (1932's Ang Aswang) and migrating, in somewhat altered form, to films in Hong Kong, India, Japan, and, in 1994, to the United States. Aiza Seguerra co-stars with Janice de Belen, Aljon Jimenez, John Estrada, and Alma Moreno.