After Rini’s mother died, something is disturbing her family.
Indonesian filmmaker “Modus Anomali,” “A Copy of My Mind”) continues his excursions into fantasy with “Satan’s Slaves,” an impressive remake of the 1982 occult thriller about a troubled family being terrorized by demons and zombies. Set in 1981 and executed in a style recalling both European and U.S. indie supernatural chillers of the late ’70s and early ’80s, the new film is a creepy mood piece that falters only by telegraphing some of its jump scares. Produced by venerable exploitation company Rapi Films, with assistance from South Korean giant CJ Entertainment, “Slaves” went ballistic at the Indonesian box office in its September release, with 4.2 million admissions, and has secured theatrical distribution in numerous Asian territories. Exposure at Rotterdam should help this nifty little scarer gain traction beyond the region.
Anwar’s screenplay improves markedly on the original by adding an intriguing wrap-around tale and beefing up the backstories of the main characters. The result is a much more suspenseful and emotionally engaging exercise that also benefits from well-timed shots of deadpan humor along the way.
Released:28 September 2017
Category:Hollywood Movies 2017
Genres:Drama, Horror, Mystery
Stars:Bront Palarae, Dimas Aditya, Endy Arfian, Nasar Annuz, Tara Basro
Actors:Adhiyat Abdulkhadir, Arswendy Bening Swara, Ayu Laksmi, Bront Palarae, Dimas Aditya, Egi Fedly, Elly D. Luthan, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz, Tara Basro