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Satan's Slave (1982)

Pengabdi setan (original title)
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An Indonesian version of Phantasm (1979).

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Credited cast:
Ruth Pelupessi ...
(as Ruty Pellupessy)
W.D. Mochtar
Fachrul Rozy ...
(as Fahryl Rozi)
Simon Cader ...
(as Simon Kader)
H.I.M. Damsyik ...
(as I.M. Damsyik)
Diana Suarkom
Doddy Sukma
Ali Albar
Adang Mansyur ...
(as Adang Mansjur)
Moesdewyk
S. Parya ...
(as S. Paria)
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Siska Widowati
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An Indonesian version of Phantasm (1979).

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Voiceover: I seek Allah's protection from the savage Satan. There is no god but Allah, who lives eternally and takes constant care of his creations. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes him. To him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Who can intercede with him, except in accordance with his will? He knows their past and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as he wills. His dominions encompass the heavens and the earth and ruling them never burdens him. ...
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A Notable Eastern Horror Flick
14 December 2006 | by (Juarez, Mexico) – See all my reviews

This little known cinema rarity from Indonesia offers up a real treat for western horror buffs. Claiming to be an Eastern take on Don Coscarelli's Phantasm, it transposes Christian-based horror themes to the Muslim culture. Although, it lacks a bit of luster when compared to Phantasm, those able to look past that will find a very solid and intriguing blend of zombie horror, haunted house tale, and psychological thriller.

Satan's Slave tells the story of a family who, upon the loss of the mother, alienate themselves from religion. Of course, this leaves an open door for evil to come into their lives. It first comes in the form of the mother's nightly spectral appearances (mostly centering around the two youngsters of the household). When a terrorized servant commits suicide, he too makes a return. Then, a newly appointed housekeeper seems to work black magic and have secret diabolical intentions toward the family. After suspecting witchcraft, the children persuade the father to hire a shaman. However, that makes the haunting even worse and the wrath of the evil woman increases ten fold. With more lives claimed in the name of Satan, the evil forces at work get more and more powerful. It is up to the family to band together and accept God into their lives if they want to survive.

Yes, at the heart, this film is like an Islamic morality tale. But, that does not keep it from being an all-around good horror picture. This unique venture is worth a look by any fan of horror from around the world.


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