Here are 10 aswang movies you shouldn’t miss!
Philippine horror films have always been a staple for movie goers. As much as foreign films, local horror movies have come a long way too in terms of cinematography and visual effects. However, the thing that sets local films apart from Hollywood movies is the richness in cultural themes.
In as early as 1932, Philippine cinema began to embrace horror films and many of which tackle native folklore. Filipino horror films almost always feature stories from local folklore like stories about aswangs, kapres, tiyanaks, and the like, which are part of Philippine culture and history.
Listen to this story in Tagalog
From the time that I got married, I wasn't able to visit our house where I lived when I was young. It was my mother’s family’s house. Only my grandfather lives there now.
My father already passed away, and my mother is now working abroad.
Because my mother was able to save up from her work as an OFW, she decided to have our house renovated.
That house was already old anyway. There were places where water leaked when it's raining. And some of the doors were not anymore that sturdy.
Lieutenant Gimo or Teniente Gimo is known in his town as someone belonging to a family of "aswang," creatures in Philippine folklore who are known to feast on human flesh. He and his family lived somewhere in Dueñas, Iloilo. As a proud aswang, he is not afraid to ever deny what he really is. He believed that being an aswang makes him powerful against the people and their fear of him and his clan all the more made him stronger.
One of Teniente Gimo's daughter is a student in a university somewhere in a city. On a school break, his daughter invited two of her classmates to come and go with her to her hometown. The two young ladies were excited to take a trip to a new place, so they both agreed to come along.
Filipinos are innately fond of watching horror movies. May it be about white ladies in Balete trees or something trivial like a haunted refrigerator, Filipinos are lured to watching horror flicks as a way to have a fun night with friends or something to do to help pass time.
Most especially during All Souls Day, families and friends gather in front of the television to enjoy a horror movie marathon together.
If you are searching for Pinoy horror movies to watch, here is a list of spine-tingling Pinoy horror films that you will surely love.
Believing in ghosts, vampires, and other mythical beings divides the believers from the skeptics. The existence of these out-of-this-world creatures has long been debated upon by people from different fields. However, Philippine culture has allowed the people to nurture a strong belief in the existence of powerful forces not of this earth.
My girlfriend and I moved to an apartment in Calamba. It was a two-storey building and our apartment was on the rooftop. In the first few weeks of our stay there, I began to experience strange events. There were several times where I would hear a man whistling a merry tune and on some occasions I hear people conversing in the middle of the afternoon.
I didn't pay attention to it at first, but as days pass, I decided to tell my girlfriend about it. To my surprise, she too had the same experiences but was hesitant to tell me as well. She said she would sometimes catch a glimpse of someone rushing to the door.
One time, her elder sister came to visit us. The spooky thing was that on her first day of staying with us, she said that she can sense something in the house, not something to be afraid of because it is in fact guarding the house. We were shocked to hear these things from her because we haven't yet told her about the odd things that happened to us.
My family is renting two apartments in Mandaluyong City. The apartments are just beside each other. What we did is put a passage at the back so we can go through our second apartment.
Anyway, I was with my two children and my parents. We had a relative, she's about 50 years old I think, taking care of my younger child who was about two months old.
Each apartment had two bedrooms, and the room of my younger sister is at the second apartment. On that day, there's no one in the second apartment since my sister went out for party. It was past midnight when my relative decided to go to the first apartment with my baby.