Have You Seen A Vampire But Without A Body?
I can safely say that southeast Asia has some of the most hideous looking horror/supernatural creatures coming out of their folklore, and spawned bewildering variety of horror movies related to these creatures. This post will highlight one of its most popular creature with decades of portrayal at the silver screen, the legendary ‘flying witch/vampire head’ or popularly known on these part of the world as ‘penanggal’ (Malaysia), ‘Krasue’ (Thailand), ‘Kasu’ (Laos), ‘Arp’ (Cambodia) and ‘penanggalan/leyak’ (Indonesia).
1967 Penanggalan (Indonesia)
2007 Tiyen Arp (Cambodia)
2009 Arb Kalum (Cambodia)
Do remember, that if you ever visit Southeast Asia in the future and wants to go wild with the local chick, make sure they don’t have any slit mark around their neck (women with ‘penanggal’ curse often cover their neck with clothes or shawl); or you’ll end up being chewed upon during the night.
I’m anxious to see if there is any film-maker out there brave enough to make a horror movie that pits both modern ‘Dracula’ type vampire against these flying vampire head, I’m sure it’s gonna be a fiery fight and interesting enough to drive people to the cinema.
Who do you think will win?
This entry was posted on March 8, 2013 by ahalhas. It was filed under Asian Horror and was tagged with arb kalum, arp, bloody krasue, demonic beauty, fei taugh mo neuih, flying vampire head, flying witch head, fullmoon devil, ghost of guts eater, horror film, itthirith nam man phrai, kasu, konm eak madia arb, krasue, krasue kud porb, leyak, mystics in bali, nieng arp, penanggal, penanggalan, supernatural creatures, the gluttonous fear, tiyen arp, vampire, wicked curse.