This is a flick that is hunted down by the geeks for a few reasons. It's coming from a country not known for horror and it do has a few good moments. Still, it's an ultra rare flick to catch on VHS, it's only release. But it do is available on DVD-R. Don't expect to have a good copy because the original one do has a lot of scratches. But face it, being made in a country not well-known for flicks it is normal that it is in bad shape.
It was director Tata Esteban his 4th flick but it's for many his real first flick. I was surprised that the actors did speak English. Almost all of them involved are still in the scene but are more common in their natives then here. Sometimes they do pop up in a Hollywood production.
But back to Alapaap. I was surprised that a flick coming from the Philippines did had some nudity. On the other hand, due being boring sometimes and having real cheap effects like, stop/motion with a face of a dead girl coming back alive or playing backwards of a reel so that smoke vanishes from a house, it do has some nice parts. But indeed, it's only towards the end that the real horror comes in. Some will laugh it out aloud like the scene with the hair-dryer. But for others that scene do add towards the gore. I liked it to see someone's face being burned until the eyes do drop out. There's also a small part of bestiality to see.
Alapaap is only for the lovers of cheap supernatural horror, don't expect to see a gory slasher or have some suspense. It doesn't but I recommend it for the old-school buffs.
Gore 1,5/5 Nudity 1,5/5 Effects 1/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5
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