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A 1985 Horror Sexploitation film from the Phillipines written by Ricardo Lee and directed by Elwood Perez.

Set in a remote Filipino village, it follows two sisters: the obsessively religious but secretly lustful Tonya, who teaches the local children while the resident priest is hospitalized, and her sexually-liberated sister Selda, freshly arrived from Manila to shake up her hometown and her prudish sister. Both lust over the handsome Simon, causing a downward spiral of drama that doesn't end well for anyone.


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  • Bound and Gagged: When Mona attacks Selda for attempting to seduce Simon, Simon and Selda tie her up naked to a stake. They then make out while she struggles between them, before having sex while she looks on helplessly.
  • Burn the Witch!: The ultimate fate of Tonya and Selda.
  • Downer Ending: It's hard to imagine it ending any darker. Tonya and Selda are raped and burned alive. Pia is accidentally killed by Simon, who is himself killed by Mona's son. Mona gets away with framing Tonya and Selda.
  • Fanservice: Par for course. The two leads in particular spend an inordinate amount of time out of their clothes.
  • Fan Disservice: Tonya and Selda are both very attractive women. You probably won't notice as they're chased by a lynch mob, tied up, raped, and burned alive.
  • Hope Spot: The villagers have just agreed to burn Tonya and Selda for killing Simon. One of the kids who knows the truth finally speaks up, and whispers it into her mother's ear. Her mother looks shocked... then tells her to keep her mouth shut about it, before leading the villagers on to carry out their task.
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  • In the Blood: Tonya's mother was "a crazy woman who laughed as they stoned her to death"; the villagers are obviously suspicious that Tonya shares the madness. It doesn't help when her attraction to Simon causes her to act increasingly unhinged.
  • Karma Houdini: Mona neglects her son in favor of sleeping with Simon (who is clearly only half-interested), and attacks anyone she thinks will steal him away from her. She ultimately frames Tonya and Selda for his death, resulting in them being burnt alive. She gets away with it and suffers no repercussions (aside from losing her lay).
  • Mistaken for Gay: The angry mob finds Sonya and Selda naked on the beach holding each other, having just reconciled. They add "gay" to the list of things they're hunting her for.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Tonya's grandmother catches Ronald forcing himself on Tonya and assumes she was going along with it. She drags Tonya out denouncing both her and Ronald while the whole village looks on. They assume Tonya was sleeping with Ronald, and thereafter lose any lingering tolerance they had for Tonya, branding her a hypocrite and liar.
    • See Mistaken for Gay above: Selda and Tonya strip down and lounge on the beach while reminiscing over doing so as children. When they're discovered, it's assumed they're just reveling in debauchery once again.
  • Out, Damned Spot!: Tonya tends to scrub herself in the offending area whenever she's feeling especially horny; once with a handful of salt
  • The Scapegoat: Mona puts all the blame of Simon and Pia's deaths on Tonya, out of desire to protect her son and jealousy over Simon's affections.
  • Shower of Angst: Early on, Tonya attempts to cleanse herself of sinful thoughts with water and fervent prayer.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: The Villagers spend a good part of the latter half of the film running around in a group trying to find Tonya. It'd almost be amusing if they didn't intend to execute her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Simon smacks Mona around quite a few times.
    • Selda's boyfriend Ronald hits Selda after he finds her with Simon.
  • Yandere: Tonya for Simon. Her lust for him, in conflict with her religious beliefs, drives her increasingly close to insanity. She lashes out when Pia admits a secret crush on Simon, is hateful toward Selda for stealing him from her twice, and her classes with the local children seem solely centered around resisting lust, owing that she's out-of-her-mind horny for the man and guilt-ridden because of it.

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