Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang

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Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang
Corazonunangaswang.jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Richard Somes
Produced by Charo Santos-Concio
Malou Santos
Enrico Santos
Written by Richard Somes
Screenplay by Jerry Gracio
Starring
Music by Von de Guzman
Cinematography Hermann Claravall
Edited by Angeli Laparan
Borgy Torre
Production
company
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • March 14, 2012 (2012-03-14)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Box office P51,413,960[1]

Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang (Tagalog for Corazon: The First Vampire), or simply Corazon, is a 2012 Filipino psychological thriller film starring Erich Gonzales and Derek Ramsay. It is the second film produced by Skylight Films, and release by Star Cinema.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Corazon revolves around the love story of a married couple during the times of Japanese rule in the Philippines who's having a hard time conceiving a child. After joining traditional fertility rites in honor of certain patron saints, their prayers are eventually answered but unexpected circumstances will lead to their baby's death. At which point the conflict of the story will begin.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting role[edit]

Overview[edit]

Early production began in May 2011. The film is said to be a period love story about Philippine folklore. The director, Richard Somes revealed that the idea of the concept was created in 2008 after he finished his first horror full-length script, Yanggaw, a story that dwells on the aswang myth and the culture that surrounds the legend. The film is said to be set in the time of the Japanese rule.[5] The trailer simultaneously premiered in the premiere of the ABS-CBN Sunday night variety show, Sarah G. Live, in television and in the official YouTube account of Star Cinema online. The poster was also released the same time via Star Cinema's Twitter account.

Release[edit]

The film was in direct competition with the GMA Films' My Kontrabida Girl which was also released on the same date.

Reception[edit]

The film was graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board. The film received R-13 rating from the MTRCB. On the review of Philippine Entertainment Portal; they praised the visuals, while the common complaint from the film is that the storytelling is a bit messy. Pep also pointed out there are too many side stories in the film, that they should have been focused on the title character.[6]

The film is one of the 20 Top Grossing Filipino Films of 2012.[7] It is the most successful independent film of 2012 when it comes to box office performance.[8]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang at the Internet Movie Database