Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
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Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles is a 2012 Filipino comedy action horror film directed by Erik Matti. The film stars Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Roi Vinzon and LJ Reyes. Dingdong Dantes, whose company Agosto Dos Pictures also serves as one of the producers, expresses his excitement while making the film. “We’re shooting inside the studio and trying to act like there are aswangs coming after us. It’s challenging.”
The film is the first full-length Filipino film entirely shot on green screen chroma key. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics who praised it’s visual effects while criticizing the plot.
With dark shades on and a burning cigarette between his lips, Makoy will do whatever it takes to get back his girlfriend Sonia, who’s pregnant with their child. He makes the trip to remote Pulupandan, her hometown, and is quickly rebuffed by Sonia’s mother Fely. But Makoy has never been one to give up. With the help of Sonia’s father Nestor and his ever-dependable helper Bart, Makoy stays in town to surprise Sonia on her birthday. But alas, Makoy gets into trouble with a group of townsfolk who transform into tiktik—horrific, man-eating creatures with a taste for fetuses that are still in the womb. They are angry, and they are hungry for revenge.