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Ratu ilmu hitam (1981)

R | | Horror | 1981 (Indonesia)
A woman is seduced by and cast aside by a fickle lover. When the lover marries another woman who starts hallucinating during their wedding, she is accused of being a witch and thrown to her... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzzanna Suzzanna ... Murni (as J.P. Suzanna)
W.D. Mochtar W.D. Mochtar ... (as W.D. Muchtar)
Teddy Purba Teddy Purba
Sofia W.D. Sofia W.D.
Alan Nuary Alan Nuary ... (as Alan Naury)
Siska Widowati Siska Widowati ... Baedah
Dorman Borisman Dorman Borisman
Jufri Sardan Jufri Sardan
Mien Brojo Mien Brojo
Tizar Purbaya Tizar Purbaya
Gordon Subandono Gordon Subandono
H.I.M. Damsyik H.I.M. Damsyik ... (as I.M. Damsyik)
Adang Mansyur Adang Mansyur
Belkiez Rachman Belkiez Rachman
Ali Albar Ali Albar
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A woman is seduced by and cast aside by a fickle lover. When the lover marries another woman who starts hallucinating during their wedding, she is accused of being a witch and thrown to her death over a cliff. A strange man rescues her, nurses her back to health, and is told that she must master black magic in order to exact vengeance on her tormentors. She casts a variety of spells over the populace--with the male population as her favorite target, and becomes the queen of black magic. But who, exactly, is the man, and does he have other plans? Written by Ørnås

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He seduced and destroyed her. Now, she would make them pay! (Mondo Macabro USA DVD release)

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Country:

Indonesia | Japan | Philippines

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

1981 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Magic 3 See more »

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Rapi Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A totally crazy tale of supernatural revenge from Indonesia.
22 May 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Tasty Indonesian horror babe Suzzanna plays Murni, a woman seduced and spurned by the man she loves, wrongly accused of witchcraft, and then thrown off a cliff by an angry mob who aren't too bothered with minor details like due process of law. Narrowly surviving her ordeal, she is nursed back to health by an old man who urges her to seek revenge on those who tried to kill her using the powers of black magic. Having killed several villagers, and made her ex-lover tear off his own head, Murni feels avenged, but the old man who taught her all of her evil tricks has his own agenda and wants her to continue with the slaughter.

If weird and wonderful whacked-out world cinema horror is your kind of thing then this supernatural Indonesian/Japanese/Philippino co-production from 1979 should fit the bill nicely: it's not exactly great film-making, but with terrible dubbing, awful acting, some truly bizarre moments (my favourite bit being when Murni takes up smoking—quite literally!), and gruesome deaths aplenty (including an attack by bees, strangulation by scarf, drowning in a paddy field, the wonderfully bloody self-decapitation, lots of erupting veins, and an exploding head), it's almost impossible not to enjoy.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for the flying head and Murni's hilarious fall off the cliff, hitting a tree halfway down and landing straight into the arms of the old man.


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