TikTik: The Aswang Chronicles
Makoy (Dingdong Dantes) will do whatever it takes to get back his girlfriend Sonia (Lovi Poe), who's pregnant with their child. He makes the trip to remote Pulupandan, her hometown, and is quickly rebuffed by Sonia's mother Fely (Janice de Belen).
Tired of his womanizing, laziness, and devil-may-care attitude, Sonia refuses to see him as well. But Makoy has never been one to give up. With the help of Sonia's father Nestor (Joey Marquez) and his ever-dependable helper Bart (Ramon Bautista), Makoy stays in town to surprise Sonia on her birthday. But alas, Makoy gets into trouble with a group of townsfolk. As if this wasn't bad enough, the townsfolk are actually horrific, man-eating creatures with a taste for fetuses that are still in the womb known as "tiktik."
They are angry, and they are hungry for revenge.
Will their thirst for blood and retribution be quenched? Will Makoy finally get his act together, protect Sonia and their baby, and once and for all prove himself worthy of their love? Who will win in the battle between men and monsters?
Makoy is a young man brimming with self-confidence. He is rude when provoked, especially when he doesn’t get what he wants. He doesn’t care who he talks to, he will always speak his mind. Sonia breaks up with him because of his womanizing and unabashed laziness to find a more decent job. It doesn't help that he is also hesitant to marry her.
His impatience and arrogance will lead him to trouble with a group of townsfolk, who turn out to be a kind of nomadic and formidable type of aswang. With the lives of Sonia and her family in danger, Makoy will do everything to protect them, especially now that he’s expecting to raise a child someday.
Sonia has been groomed to get the finer things in life by her mother and father. She is exceptionally beautiful, and she is the only one in her hometown who finished college. Dreaming of a better future, she tries her luck in the city. She meets Makoy, falls in love, and realizes she made a wrong decision.
Now she is pregnant with their child, and back home. Fortunately her family still loves her enough to welcome her back. Furious with Makoy’s lack of responsibility, she slaps Makoy with her plan: she is going to raise their child alone, and in order to provide for its needs, she will return to teaching.
With a bunch of aswangs hounding her, she will fight for her child’s life even if it means losing her own.
Mang Nestor is a picture of an understanding and diplomatic father. Whereas his wife fervently drives Makoy away, he reaches out to Makoy and assures him that everything will be better. He looks at the positive side of things, knowing that any problem can be solved when people are calm and respectful. This gives the impression that he is under his wife’s rule, following her orders as much as he can to avoid quarrels.
Mang Nestor doesn’t want any trouble, so when Makoy finds himself in a squabble with a group of townsfolk, he does his best to negotiate. But when the safety of his family soon becomes threatened, he turns into a father of great strength, shielding them from harm until the very end.
(Janice de Belen)
Aling Fely is an overprotective mother whose main concern is the well-being of her daughter. She believes that Makoy only took advantage of Sonia and won’t do her any good, so she won’t let that happen again. She’s the type of matriarch who will nag all she wants until she drives her Aling Fely is an overprotective mother whose main concern is the well-being of her daughter. She believes that Makoy only took advantage of Sonia and won’t do her any good, so she won’t let that happen again. She’s the type of matriarch who will nag all she wants until she drives her
Bart is the enigma at the beginning of the story. He is the ever-reliable helper of Mang Nestor, running errands for him and assisting him in preparing for Sonia’s birthday celebration. However, Bart has a dark past. His father was killed by the same group of aswangs that are now attacking Mang Nestor’s family. After being orphaned, he decided to lead a peaceful life. Despite being related to the aswangs, he is determined to defend Mang Nestor’s family and show his loyalty to them, even to the point of sacrificing his life for their safety.
Tatang is the leader of the aswangs and he comes to the rescue when things go wrong for his kin. A commanding presence, he never wastes time in making important decisions. He is responsible for the death of Bart’s father, ensuring that betrayal, in accordance with his rules, is paid for by one’s own life. In the battle between two families, Tatang becomes Makoy and Nestor’s toughest adversary, putting up a bloody fight like no other villain can.
Ringo is Bart’s cousin and the ill-tempered head of the aswangs that take residence in the town. He is set on keeping a low-profile for his family as much as possible, so whenever he smells trouble, he reproaches his children immediately. Despite being a strong disciplinary figure, Ringo fears Tatang and follows any of his orders.
The only female member of Ringo’s family, Hilda is nothing but fierce and aggressive. She is determined to avenge her murdered brother, and by doing so, she puts her life in danger.
Aling Pacing is the good-natured neighbor who provides shelter to Mang Nestor’s family in the time of utmost need. Aside from helping Sonia deliver her baby, she supplies them with weapons against the aswangs. Her salt farm couldn’t have been anything but handy: it is the spot where the crawling creatures will think twice before entering, and where the gruesome showdown between the two families takes place.
Naughty and full of fun, Kulot and his cousin raise the ire of Makoy upon his visit to their place. After being reprimanded by his father, he devises a plan to strike back—heedless of the serious consequences.
After his father was brutally killed in an encounter with the aswangs, Abel is taken in by Mang Nestor’s family. He is a smart kid, armed with a bunch of garlic snacks to exterminate the enemies.