What is an aswang?
Aside from being the most unfortunately named of mythologicial creatures (12 year-old boys will get a kick out of it) this legend from the Phillipines has much in common with the traditional vampire, with the exception that it also has a fondness for eating babies.
The creatures have been the subject of films before, but this one by Erik Matti looks a bit more stylish and entertaining than its predecessors. An action thriller where a family stands against a clan of the fiendish ghouls, Tiktik was filmed completely against a green-screen but it could stand a chance of being a fun creature feature. Let’s hope that Matti delves into the mythology and gives us a reason beyond their name to find the aswang interesting.
The film stars Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice De Belen, Ramon Bautista, Roi Vinzon, LJ Reyes, Mike Gayoso, and Rina Reyes. Check out the trailer below.