Filipino Title: YANGGAW [Monster]
also known as AFFLICTION
starring: Ronnie Lazaro · Tetchie Agbayani · Joel Torre
· Gio Respail · Monet Gaston
contracts an unknown infection that causes her to evolve into a horrifying
monster. Junior and his wife Inday live on the outskirts of a tiny rural
town in the Philippines. They have a small family. One day, their daughter,
Amor, comes home with a perplexing infection. A local medic diagnoses
that she is suffering from a venom that has settled in her ears. Within
a short time, Amor transforms into a monster similar to a werewolf,
commonly (in the Philippines) called an Aswang.
these transformation movies are either told from the view of the monster
or from that of a victimized community. However, this one is considerably
unique as the narrative centers squarely on the family and how they
deal with this terrible affliction. As such, Richard Somes movie is
uncomfortably personal and remarkably tragic.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format,
uncut (95 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American
Extras include selected trailers.