Scorpio Nights
Scorpio Nights s a film released in 1985 and is directed by renowned director Peque Gallaga
Peque Gallaga
Peque Gallaga is a multi-awarded Filipino filmmaker. His most significant achievement in film is "Oro, Plata, Mata", which he directed after winning a scripwriting contest sponsored by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines...

. It is about a love triangle between a young man with a married woman who first got tangled because of their uncontrolled urge to make love. The release of the film became very controversial but played a key role in defining the Filipino erotic films during its decade.


the story of a forbidden love affair between a college student (Daniel Fernando) and an unfaithful housewife (Ana Marie Gutierrez).


The film happened in a shabby apartment where a student resides just above the room of a security guard and his wife. Every day, the husband goes home, eats his dinner, washes the dishes, goes straight to bed and makes love with his wife. The student plays peeping tom to the two and every night looks through a hole in his floorboard. Not able to control his urges, he goes to the room of the wife where he does the same things that the girl's husband does to her with no resistance. The two perform the act repeatedly until they fall in love with each other. The security guard husband finds out that his wife is cheating on her when one day he walks in on them while having sex and shoots both. He then shoots himself after.
The film is considered one of the most controversial and important films during its time. Not only is the movie provocative but it is also commended for its social relevance. It portrayed the chaotic economy of that year when Ninoy Aquino's assassination was still very much talked about, towards the beginning of the end of the Marcos regime.


Korean film Summertime (2001 film)
Summertime (2001 film)
Summertime is a 2001 South Korean film directed by Park Jae-ho and starring Ryu Su-Yeong and Kim Ji-Hyeon. It is a remake of the controversial Philippine film Scorpio Nights . The film is also inspired by the Kwangju massacre.-Plot:The film is set in a small South Korean town in the 1980s...

 is based on this movie.

An unrelated sequel, Scorpio Nights 2, was made in 1999, produced by Gallaga and directed by Erik Matti
Erik Matti
Erik Charles Matti is a Filipino filmmaker. His most notable achievement in film is "Magic Temple", which won top honors for Best Screenplay during the 1996 Metro Manila Film Festival...

. It starred Albert Martinez
Albert Martínez
Albert Rivera Martinez is a well-known Filipino actor. Born on April 22, 1961 he is the eldest of the Martinez brothers, William Martinez and Ronnie Martinez....

 and Joyce Jimenez
Joyce Jimenez
Joyce Herrín Reintegrado-Egbalic, popularly known by her screen name Joyce Jimenez is a Filipino actress who mainly stars in movies in the Philippines.-Biography:...



  • Orestes Ojeda ... Security Guard
  • Anna Marie Gutierrez ... Security Guard's Wife
  • Daniel Fernando
    Daniel Fernando
    Daniel Fernando is the Vice Governor of Province of Bulacan.Fernando formerly worked as a film actor.-Television:-Movies:-External links:*

     ... Danny
  • Eugene Enriquez ... Genio
  • Amanda Amores ... Fely
  • Mike Austria ... Mike
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