Monday, December 15, 2014


Aside from being part of a franchise, KUBOT: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES also marks the comeback of GMA Films, being one of the film’s co-producers with Reality Entertainment and Agosto Dos. Today, December ll, 2014, the franchise is formally inked with the momentous contract signing of Reality Entertainment, GMA Films and Agosto Dos. 
Direk Erik Matti with DingDong Dantes ('Macoy'), Hannah Ledesma,
Abra and Ramon Bautista

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 film's 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 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 outlike gel. The main Kubot is played by versatile actress Elizabeth Oropesa.
With Julie Ann San Jose at Kubot BlogCom

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 Hanna 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 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!

With DingDong Dantes at Kubot BlogCOm
Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles is one ofthe official entries in the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival showing on December 25. Also, it is not just a movie but also an attraction in Enchanted Kingdom as it recently launched Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 Haunted Attaraction.

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  1. I think the girl on the photo above is not Julie Ann San Jose...probably it is Hanna Ledesma?

  2. The previous part has an improved graphical animation but a mix of good and lame story line. Hope they improve it more with this sequel.

    1. I think naman po they improved the story. Since as Direk Erik Matti said at the Blogcom, they combine, drama, fantasy and horror here. Plus the fact nandyan si Ramon Bautista, Bogart and Joey Marquez. Malamang comedy din ito. So this will be a total package i think.