Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut

Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut

The Collector's Edition DVD cover.
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Produced by Sherida Monteverde
Douglas Quijano
Allan Escaño
Christopher Rodriguez
Written by Chito S. Roño
Screenplay by Roy Iglesias
Starring Vhong Navarro
Jhong Hilario
Spencer Reyes
Danilo Barrios
Chris Cruz
Gloria Romero
Jaime Fabregas
Music by Jessie Lasaten
Cinematography Neil Daza
Edited by Vito Cajili
Distributed by Regal Films
Release dates
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Budget PhP. 80 million (estimated)
Box office PHP 76,777,542.95

Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut sometimes referred to as Spirit Warriors 2 is a 2002 Filipino fantasy, adventure-horror film and a sequel to the 2000 film Spirit Warriors. The film was written and directed by Chito S. Roño with a screenplay by Roy Iglesias. It was distributed by Regal Films.


Taking from where they last left off, Red (Danilo Barrios) and his gang was asked by Sir Harry (Jaime Fabregas) to do a quest for him in exchange for a big sum of money. But knowing that any connection with the dead is just trouble so they refused the offer. Unfortunately, Red's grandmother (Gloria Romero) had a sudden stroke and he was challenged and was finally convinced by Sir Harry to take the quest, The quest was to find the missing piece of an Agimat (a mystical amulet which have powers to heal, protect its owner from harm and even in death). His friends, Thor (Vhong Navarro), Buboy (Jhong Hilario), Jigger (Spencer Reyes), and Ponce (Christopher Cruz) did know that something has happened to Red, until they were given a warning by the Taga-pagbantay (The Guardian) (Marlou Aquino), a mystical being which is a half-human and half giant, told them that Red had joined a quest and needs their help. They suspected it was Sir Harry's Plan and had made their way to their friend. They made their way to an old ancestral house where they saw Red lying on a sofa and unaware that his destiny was to search for the missing piece of agimat. This is where the adventure begins, the ancestral house was also a portal or a "Shortcut" to the world of the dead and creatures of the unknown. They first encountered a Tikbalang (a large half horse and half man), followed by Aswangs (flesh-eaters) and third one Tiyanaks (baby-like flesh eaters), then Mermaids who brought them to the Lugar ng mga Alon (Land of the Waves) where Red and Thor fought with an identical copy of themselves for their life (this is also where they got the missing piece of the agimat). While Red and Thor were in the Land of the Waves; Jigger, Ponce and Buboy found way back to their own world, The World of The Living. As Red had finally got the missing piece, they decided to go back with the group of elementary students who have died from a bus accident. But their mission does not end here, they still have to do a cat chase with the dead people in their own world saving the card "The Ace of Diamonds" so that Red will not have the fate of death, and they traveled back in time to give the agimat to the Babaylan (Witch Doctor) and gave her eternal peace.


Main roles

Supporting roles


The majority of the visual effects were handled by Roadrunner Network, Inc. while the creature effects were done by Mountain Rock Productions.


Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival [1] Third Best Picture Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut Won
Best Visual Effects Roadrunner Network, Inc. Won
Best Make-up Artist Warren Munar Won


  1. "Metro Manila Film Festival:2002". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
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