original Filipino title TIKTIK also known as MONSTER CHRONICLE
directed by Erik Matti
starring: Dingdong Dantes · Lovi Poe · Joey Marquez · Janice De Belen
· Roi Vinzon · Ramon Bautista
will do whatever it takes to win back his girlfriend Sonia, pregnant with
his child. She has left the university in Manila and returned to her home
in a rural section of the Philippines. He makes the journey into the wilderness
but is quickly chased away by Sonia's mother ["She already confessed
to the priest, she's not going to sin again with you" mom says].
Yet, Sonia's father has empathy for Makoy and the two plan a surprise
pig-roast for Sonia's upcoming birthday. Meanwhile, Makoy causes friction
with a band of gypsies who are secretly decedents of the monstrous Aswang
race (a band of vicious lycanthropes known as Tiktiks). These creatures
- with a wild hunger for newborn babies - turn their sites on Makoy's
is a shockingly good movie from director Erik Matti (and his talented
group of cinematographic designers). The visuals are immediately reminiscent
OF THE BLACK TIGER, pulsating on the screen like an old pulp bookcover
come to life. Here is a remarkable monster actioner punctuated by topnotch
performances from every actor and actress involved.
Filipino film with English subtitles; 102
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include 'Behind the Scenes' featurette plus original theatrical
Graphic Violence/Gore/Nudity/Sexual Situations
Recommended for Mature Audiences