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Ghost Island (2007)

Pulau hantu (original title)
Eight teenagers are set to sail for a holiday. However, the yacht has to leave them in a private small island with a single resort. The island keeps a ghostly secret that starts to prey ... See full summary »

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Ricky Harun ...
Yedihel Luntungan ...
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Kartika Ayuningtyas ...
Alisha
Indri Yanuarti ...
Radella
Abdurrahman Arif ...
Ufara Dzikri ...
Meryl
Bramasto ...
Abel
Rini Oktaviani ...
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Boy Rano ...
Tandu
Muthia Nova Syahputri ...
Lasar
Monica Sayangbati ...
Tania
Panca Prakoso ...
Pak Wisnu
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Eight teenagers are set to sail for a holiday. However, the yacht has to leave them in a private small island with a single resort. The island keeps a ghostly secret that starts to prey their lives one by one, as they are having fun in the beach and offshore. Written by Ve Handojo

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31 October 2007 (Indonesia)  »

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Boring....
14 June 2009 | by (Seoul) – See all my reviews

Horror movies don't necessarily have to have a lot to be entertaining....A great script, a budget and good actors are a bonus, but a decent horror movie can make do with a creepy atmosphere, some good scares and a fast-moving plot...."Pulau Hantu" (Ghost Island) commits a cardinal sin....It's just BORING.

The first thirty minutes is shot and edited like a music video, which is not cool, just annoying...Eight rich Indonesian teenagers end up on a resort island by themselves along with two resort workers who cook and watch over the place.

Of course the island is haunted (the title literally translates as "Haunted Island", after all) and people start dying (albeit pretty late in the film)....There's some nonsense about a little girl who disappeared and a doll that keeps moving around, and the "twist" comes too late and is fairly predictable. The film seems to consist mostly of the characters calling each other's names out loud and the ghost constantly grabbing people and letting them go like a Scooby Doo cartoon....It's as if they made up the script as they went along...

The film is never quite sure what kind of film it wants to be....There aren't enough scares to make it a "scary movie" (the ghost, a ripoff of Sadako from "RINGU" just keeps popping up again and again...and again and again...). The characters aren't funny or particularly interesting enough to make it an engaging comedy or drama.

All in all, it's a boring film. You look at your watch an awful lot in 88 minute running time. 1/10


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