Directed by Peque Gallaga & Lore Reyes
Screenplay by Wanggo Gallaga
Cast: Judy Ann Santos, Solenn Heussaff, Tom Rodriguez, and Sid Lucero
Produced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Ruby’s Arms, WildSound
imdb link: T’yanak (2014)
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This film eschews many of the conventions of modern horror. It doesn’t really hide anything from the audience, the script foregoing the perceived need for some kind of narrative twist. It doesn’t try to startle the audience, its scares relying more on conceptual terror. There is violence in the movie, but the overt killing of people isn’t what’s scary. The film builds something more terrifying in the uncertainty over what these characters are going to do.