Ang Pagbabalat ng AhasVerdict: Essential Viewing

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.12 (4 ratings)

Genre: Comedy, Experimental

Director: Timmy Harn

Writers: Timmy Harn, Pam Miras

Cast: Mervyn Brondial, Kay Brondial, Carl Sebastian Sanchez, Liza Lorena, Jaime Fabregas, Gio Alvarez, Ji-an Lachica, Sasi Casas, Rose Galvez, Miguel Reyes, Marija Vicente, Gino Javier, Rox Lee, Charles Salazar

Synopsis: It is 1989. After losing his home, Allan Borromeo, together with his wife Donna and teenage son Jasper, moves back into his mother’s house in Eden Homes. Alla, Donna and Jasper try to adjust and fit into their new environment, with various results. While the family and the rest of the Eden Homes residents go about their sordid lives, a half-man, half-snake creature lurks quietly within the subdivision.

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Reviews:

4.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“This film isn’t just an easy joke about a bygone era of filmmaking. It fully harnesses the power of these elements to deliver this melancholy take on life inside a subdivision. It’s an indictment of the life that can emerge from what is actually an isolated existence, one built only on aspiration and materialism.” (Read full review)

4.0          Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special)

“Kahit na maigting ang deadpan humor ng pelikula at tila walang nangyayari, malalim para sa akin ang manifestation ng decay sa taong ahas.” (Read full review)

4.0          Dicot Alvarado (The Sine Critic)

“What makes this film really work is the sheer power of the parody, with the film showing true and loving dedication to replicate the look and feel of cheesy Philippine dramas and even strange exploitation films from older days.” (Read full review)

4.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Don’t let the seemingly slapdash plot fool you: Ang Pagbabalat ng Ahas‘ method to its deadpan madness is to endear the audience to its myriad of quirky characters. In today’s world, weird is the new normal, and the humans that populate this film are so idiosyncratic that a snake-man being hidden in one house appears to be the sanest of them all. Funniest film of the year.”