ASWANG (the unearthing) (1993 U.S.) D/W/P: WYRE MARTIN/BARRY POLTERMANN
A surrogate mother for a wealthy couple travels with the husband to the family estate, posing as his wife so he can guarantee an inheritence. A Filipino maid gets her drunk on apple wine, a man snooping around unearths a weird skull and the guy`s mother seems to be extremely ill. They spin webs around their victims. A crazed never-seen sister suddenly bursts in wielding a chainsaw. There are some unusual scenes and great FX in the Director`s Cut of this shot-in-Wisconsin horror, but it can`t seem to to decide whether it`s reserved and creepy or outrageous exploitation, so is uneven. See ASWANG (1992) for a local Filippino take on the concept.

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