ASWANG remembered


Thirty years ago this coming January, at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, ASWANG premiered in the midnight film category of the Sundance Film Festival. This week, the Sundance Institute celebrated Halloween by publishing Sundance After Dark: 8 Fang-tastic Films About Vampires to Watch this Halloween

They describe ASWANG as:

Vampiric beings with a gruesome appetite for the unborn, known as the “aswang,” are the center of this gripping film. Rooted in the chilling Filipino folklore of shapeshifting, the drama follows Katrina, a young pregnant woman who gets entangled in a sketchy deal she’s made involving her unborn child and a wealthy family. But after arriving at their eerie Midwestern estate, she realizes they seek something much more horrific than she could have imagined.