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Mystics in Bali (1981)
"Leák" (original title)

 |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller  |  1989 (USA)
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Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilona Agathe Bastian ...
Catherine 'Cathy' Kean
Yos Santo ...
Mahendra
Sofia W.D. ...
Old Leák Queen (as Sofia WD)
W.D. Mochtar ...
Machesse
Debbie Cinthya Dewi ...
Young Leák Queen
Itje Trisnawati
Ketut Suwita
Dis I Gusti Ngurah Lanang Jugutkarana ...
(as Drs I Gusti Ngurah Lanang Jagat Karana)
Teddy Riady
I Gusti Ngurah Oka Ayajimbaran ...
(as I Gusti Ngurah Oka Aryajimbaran)
Dis I Gusti Lanang Agung Iswara ...
(as Drs I Gusti Lanang Agung Iswara)
Gusti Ngurah Futra Wiryanata ...
(as I Gusti Ngurah Putra Wiryanata)
Atikah
Ida Ayn Trisnawati
Luh Putu Triyata
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Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a Penanggalan; a flying vampire with internal organs hanging from her neck. It is now up to the local holy men who are then enforced to do battle with the forces of evil. Written by Cinema_Fan

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The first true Indonesian horror film aimed at a western audience. See more »

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One of the men on the council Machesse leads says that the flying head was said to have light-colored hair (which would mean that she is a foreigner). However, she actually has dark hair. See more »

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Featured in Mondo Macabro: Fantasy Films from Indonesia (2002) See more »

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So bad it's good
5 July 2004 | by (Zürich - Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This is the story about a woman doing research on black magic. After having learned everything about Voodoo, she travels to Indonesia to meat and great "Leak", a monster-ghost.

Nearly everything is horrible in this movie, from the special-effects, over the acting to the story. On the other side it's so bad that it becomes funny. Everybody in the movie-theater was laughing tears (what you can not say of most of the newer Eddie Murphy Films). So if you have the chance to see this Indonesian horror movie do it ! In Europe this film was shown under the title of "Mystics in Bali".

There are many strange horror-fantasy- films from countries like Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia and even Nigeria and Ghana to discover if you are open minded enough


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