Nadine Lustre x Carlo Aquino’s new flick sparks crazy ‘Tikbalang’ theories

Gelo Lasin

ICYMI, the teaser for the upcoming film ‘Ulan’ starring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino just dropped – and it was eerily disturbing, to say the least.

Initially teased as a movie about ‘self-love’, the flick now looks to be a horror/romance movie featuring three love interests to go along with a ‘Tikbalang’ subplot. Uhhh… what?

It doesn’t help either that director Irene Villamor (Meet Me At St. Gallen, Sid & Aya) has skillfully (and frustratingly) kept the plot under wraps since production began.

Nadine Lustre, Nadine Lustre x Carlo Aquino’s new flick sparks crazy ‘Tikbalang’ theories

So since we can’t rely on the cast nor the film to give us answers anytime soon (we don’t even have a release date yet!), it was up to the Internet to give us the lowdown on what the hell ‘Tikbalangs’ have to do with the movie.

Tikbalang: The Love Guru


Good theory. But that last line is pretty creepy, IMO


Move over Vice: Nadine is a horse, confirmed.


Surprise cameo naman pala


Maybe her lola’s line at the beginning is some sort of foreshadowing?


So which is it? Is the ‘Tikbalang’ a real entity? A hallucination? Or simply a symbol of forbidden love? Given the similar themes of Direk Irene’s previous flicks (Gallen, Sid & Aya) which all tackled the idea of love and timing, I’m inching more towards the latter.

How ’bout you? Comment your thoughts below!