The Strangers Movie

This Christmas season was amazing! For the first time me and my family watched a Metro Manila Film Festival movie at the newly constructed Harbor Point, Subic! We don't usually watch in a cinema because we have home theater. Watching with the family sure is great! We planned to watch "Sisterakas" but due to the popular demand the seats were already full! So we decided to watch the "The Strangers." 

The movie was nice. It kept me guessing who was the real aswang. Me and my mom exchanged whispers about ideas where the story is going. The story takes place about a family who got lost in a province and is said to be haunted by the strangers especially the aswangs. Additionally, this has an unexpected twist, which is kinda cool and gives you an "Ahhh!" expression.

An Aswang is a mythical creature in Filipino folklore. The aswang is an inherently evil vampire-like creature and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.

"Aswang" is a generic term applied to all types of witches, vampires, manananggals, shapeshifters, werebeasts and monsters. The original definition is an eater of the dead, also called the bal-bal (maninilong in Catanauan, Quezon), which replaces the cadaver with banana trunks after consumption. Aswang stories and definitions vary greatly from region to region and person to person, and no particular set of characteristics can be ascribed to the term. However, the term is mostly used interchangeably with manananggal and are also usually depicted as female.

We have many horror and suspense movies about aswangs and more other supernatural stories. There were different kinds of stories about them and also produced countable movies and series that were a great hit in our society. This movie is absolutely out of the box and a very different entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival because the comedy ones were in demand and it overshadowed this wonderful story, needless to say this was still a good one.

Overall, the movie was legit! The actors surely have amazing talents, the effects were applaudable, and the story was brilliant!

The Trailer:

Enchong Dee's acting was impeccable!!! (Image source)


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