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Author De la Cruz, Khavn, 1973- director

Title Vampire of Quezon City / directed by Khavn De La Cruz
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (66 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary A serial killer is raping and murdering the most beautiful young women of Quezon City, and the detectives in this vampiro-porno-noir despair of capturing him. In flashbacks, we learn of his mother's beatings and his own cruelties to dogs. He seems like a classic psychopath, and yet when the detectives learn that the killer comes from Capiz in the Western region of Visaya, they wonder if he is not also an aswang, a vampire-like creature who has been part of Philippine folklore since the 16th century. The graphic violence is filmed in black and white, appropriate to both film noir and the pseudo-snuff film. There are monologues by the detective and the killer, but the only female to speak is the abusive mother. The victims endure a disturbing range of mutilations and abuse, though there is little female nudity. Viewers should be warned that there is male nudity, sodomy, fellatio, and a range of profanations of crucifixes and other religious images. Not a Twilight-style vampire movie, it includes garlic necklaces, drinking blood and devouring viscera, but the aswang creates no new vampires. Khavn De La Cruz's latest pushing of digital boundaries is not for the faint of heart. Awards/Festivals: Split International Film Festival; Athens Porn Film Festival; Berlin Porn Film Festival
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 6, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Tagalog with English subtitles
Subject Vampires -- Philippines -- Quezon City.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video