KUBOT picks up where it ended the first time in TIKTIK. This is now a franchise that THE ASWANG CHRONICLES.

DINGDONG DANTES plays the main character Macoy.

Aside from being a part of a franchise, KUBOT : THE ASWANG CHRONICLES also marks the comeback of GMA Films, being one of the film's co-producers with Realty Entertainment and Agosto Dos, Today, December 11, 2014, the franchise is formally inked with the momentous contract signing of Reality Entertainment, GMA Films and Agosto Dos. 

The cast of KUBOT.

It may be recalled that TIKTIK ended in a place called Pulupandan, where the whole massacre happened. The protagonists leave the place thinking that all is well until they were ambushed on the way to Manila. The sequel, which is Kubot, happens two years after that whole tragedy and is set in Manila. Macoy, the main character played by DINGDONG DANTES (who is also one of the films' producers), just wants peace and quiet, not realizing that the aswang clans have a brewing problem. This time, Macoy will be fighting Doms, the character interestingly played by KC Montero. 


The film introduces a new character of the aswang which is the Kubot, giving viewers another fresh take on the local folklore. Kubot is a clan of long-haired female aswangs married to the Tiktik of Pulupandan whose abilities are more limited to morphing its hair into a tentacle-like mass, which they use to squeeze their victim's innards out like gel. The main Kubot is played by versatile actress Elizabeth Oropesa.

New additions in the cast include Isabelle Daza, LotLot De Leon, Bogart The Explorer, Julie Ann San Jose and ABRA. From the original cast, we will still see Joey Marquez and Ramon Bautista who resurfaces as a different character. Introducing in the film in a special role is Hannah Ledesma. 

In an interview with film director and co-writer Erik Matti,it was very evident that the men and women behind the film take pride in the strong storyline of Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles. This plus the special effects and action sequences that were very challenging to shoot. Whereas Tiktik was shot on green screen, Kubot had a lot of scenes that were shot on location - mountaintops, quarry and Binondo. A team of Chinese stuntmen and riggers were brought in for scenes that entailed hanging, jumping and flying to appear more exciting. Dave Yu, in-charge of special effects, adds that in Kubot, there is also such a thing as digital prosthetics as the aswangs were real actors. The look of the main Kubot is very challenging as its hair has to look real and dynamic. 

Evidently, production was challenged to make a better movie, taking everything to a higher level, Matti promises viewers a really exciting ride peppered with laughter from start to end. Matti was able to combine action, adventure and comedy in one movie!

KUBOT: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES is one of the official entries of 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival showing on December 25. Also, it is just not a movie but also an attraction in Enchanted Kingdom as it recently launched Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 Haunted Attraction. For any updates, do check out their Facebook Page THE ASWANG CHRONICLES MOVIE, Follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @TheAswangChronicles

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