"This amazing gorefest was the first
horror film ever screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where
it caused a sensation in 1994. Aswang was immediately picked
up for US distribution, retitled The
Unearthing and cut for an 'R' rating.
After a brief theatrical release, nervous video chains refused
to carry the film and the shocker all but disappeared.
A pregnang girl enters into a strange pact,
agreeing to play the part of someone else's wife. She is taken
into a huge, isolated estate to give birth.
What happens next will haunt your nightmares
for years.." - from DVD
Well, that it'll "haunt your nightmares
for years" is a bit of an overstatement.. Don't misunderstand
me, I really liked Aswang! It's got a creepy atmosphere and
its got real good acting for an indie horror movie. Also,
I found it had an original touch in the "vampire" genre. I've
seen/heard people complaining that there isn't any gore in
it, but that's not right. The uncut version has some nice
gory scenes. Just make sure you see the uncut version! I enjoyed
this movie from the beginning to the end. It's sad that the
directors haven't done any other projects in my opinion. When
it comes to the "Unrated Director's Cut DVD" I bought of this
movie, it's pretty good. It's got some great extras including
a "making of", 3 different trailers (especially the fundraising
trailer was very interesting and fun).
I definantly recommend this movie if you're
into independent movies, but it's also worth a look for all
other horror fans!
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Aswang, Unrated Director's Cut"