“Short-stack sicko”

Films: Balawis (1996)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Underground/Forest

Height/Weight: That of an average pitbull.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: All the way in the Philippines, there are plenty of tales of monsters that are just waiting to be told. A shame it took us some digging in order to find at least one. And that was no small feat, either.

History: From a cavern below the feet of the public, a dark beast is hatching. It is the Balawis, a monstrous reptile that only knows to reproduce and kill. And kill it shall, especially as more and more people come to investigate.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Although the beast has a sizeable brood, it seems like the monster problem is taken care of when the Balawis is lured into a place rigged with explosives, blowing it up.

Powers/Abilities: Comes with a grappling hook-like tongue meant to drag people into its toothy maw.

Weakness: Sunlight or any other light for that matter. Also, high explosives.

Scariness Factor: 3-Had this thing been a lot taller, it would have been much more intimidating. The effects work is top notch, and this toothy thing has a penchant for eating its victims rather violently. But it's simply too short to be anything more.

Trivia: -In the Filipino language, balawis usually is a word used to describe violent and unscrupulous figures.

-There don't appear to be any distinctly reptilian beasts in Filipino mythology that come even close to Bakunawa, and she was a dragon.

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Creepy as this is, we need more monsters from this country.
Damn hitchhikers!