31 Days of Hallowe’en 2018, Day 4: Satan’s Slaves [Pengabdi Setan] [2017]



I have been floored by excellent Indonesian action movies (The Raid 2), but I’ve never had an opportunity to see what kind of horror they serve up. Instead, I dismissed it as ‘probably meh’ just because it shares the same continent of origin as that of my ethnic origin, which produces consistently lame horror films (at least by Western standards).

With that said, it was an indescribable feeling to see Joko Anwar’s Satan’s Slaves, a genuinely creepy horror film featuring protagonists who are visibly shown to be practising the same religion as my family [disclaimer: I am a gentle atheist].

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