Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles aka The Monster Chronicles: Tiktik – Philippines, 2012

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Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles – aka The Monster Chronicles: Tiktik is a 2012 Filipino action comedy horror film written and directed by Erik Matti (Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2ABCs of Death 2 “I is for Invincible”).

The film stars Dingdong Dantes, Joey Marquez, Lovi Poe, Janice de Belen,  Ramon Bautista, LJ Reyes, Roi Vinzon, Mike Gayoso, Rina Reyes.

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Plot:

Makoy, a soon-to-be-father, is suddenly forced to protect his pregnant wife from an onslaught of hungry aswang monsters. He must not just fight for his love, but fight for their very survival when running into trouble with a group of gypsies who transform into TikTik – horrific, man-eating creatures with a taste for newborn children and a hunger for revenge!

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Reviews:

Tiktik starts a little slow; however, after a point, the action is non-stop and the film becomes something very close to a splatter, with constant bloodbaths and impressive fights … Most of the action takes place inside a house, a tactic that along with the fact that Sonya is on labor, gives the film a claustrophobic feel, which strengthens the horror and thriller elements.” Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse

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“This is in no way a flawless film, it has many problems not least of which is the truly dodgy looking CGI, however the comedic edge and comic book visuals made me fall ever so slightly in love … Apparently much of Tiktik was filmed using green screen, as such the countryside and locations all looked weirdly fake and dream like, but rather than repel this added to my enjoyment as it carries this well seeming at times to share the comic book style of 300...” Daniel Simmonds, The Rotting Zombie

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Tik Tik is a cleverly crafted amalgamation of action, comedy and horror. What sets out very much as an ominous, poker-faced horror soon turns bat-shit crazy as slo-mo fight sequences give flight to guts wrapped around pitchforks, hearts ripped from bodies and skin being torn off by teeth. That’s fun – oh, so much fun – but behind the blood, guts and garlic, at the root of the limbfest, is the humane story of Makoy and Sonia that very much lies at its unashamedly heartfelt core.” Becky Roberts, HorrorTalk

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“If you’re expecting a conventional horror movie that will scare you by altering mood or copping out by taking the all-too-predictable gulat sequence, this isn’t it. Tiktik is fun and fresh, adapting more Grindhouse methods, like excessive violence, to boost the level of entertainment. And if you aren’t laughing your way out of the cinema, or touched by its awareness of the Pinoy penchant for emotion, you’ll probably be raging to maim, mutilate, and whip some aswang ass…” Anton Umali, FHM Philippines

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