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Mystics in Bali (1981)

Leák (original title)
A woman researches a book that takes her to the black magic cult of Leák in Bali. She meets an evil witch who promises to train her dark arts. But she is tricked and turned into a flying vampire with internal organs hanging from her neck.


H. Tjut Djalil


Putra Mada (novel), Jimmy Atmaja (scenario)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilona Agathe Bastian Ilona Agathe Bastian ... Catherine 'Cathy' Kean
Yos Santo Yos Santo ... Mahendra
Sofia W.D. Sofia W.D. ... Old Leák Queen (as Sofia WD)
W.D. Mochtar W.D. Mochtar ... Machesse
Debbie Cinthya Dewi Debbie Cinthya Dewi ... Young Leák Queen
Itje Trisnawati Itje Trisnawati
Ketut Suwita Ketut Suwita
Dis I Gusti Ngurah Lanang Jugutkarana Dis I Gusti Ngurah Lanang Jugutkarana ... (as Drs I Gusti Ngurah Lanang Jagat Karana)
Teddy Riady Teddy Riady
I Gusti Ngurah Oka Ayajimbaran I Gusti Ngurah Oka Ayajimbaran ... (as I Gusti Ngurah Oka Aryajimbaran)
Dis I Gusti Lanang Agung Iswara Dis I Gusti Lanang Agung Iswara ... (as Drs I Gusti Lanang Agung Iswara)
Gusti Ngurah Futra Wiryanata Gusti Ngurah Futra Wiryanata ... (as I Gusti Ngurah Putra Wiryanata)
Atikah Atikah
Ida Ayn Trisnawati Ida Ayn Trisnawati
Luh Putu Triyata Luh Putu Triyata


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 »


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 »


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

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Greatest Indonesian Horror Film ever?
4 January 2004 | by delbrukSee all my reviews

Seriously, how many Indonesian horror films have you come across? This one is the only one I know of and that makes it an interesting watch right off. There is some real creativity here with the flying head and transformation scenes as the story follows a Serpent and the Rainbow kind of plotline. The acting is not bad but the dialogue is hokey (my version was dubbed) but the real success is the soundtrack which varies from spooky to psychedelic rock and the witches cackle which was perfect except overdone. Havent heard a cackle like that since Margaret Hamilton. The films editing is a bit choppy as it combines elements of early 80's f/x ("Tron" style) with Asian martial arts. Overall worth the watch, but not the Indonesian Psycho...but how would I know.

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Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

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Mystics in Bali See more »

Filming Locations:

Negara, Indonesia See more »

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