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The 3rd Eye (2017)

Mata Batin (original title)
When her little sister claims she sees the dead, Alia consults a psychic, who opens her own eyes to the vengeful ghosts haunting their childhood home.


Rocky Soraya


Riheam Junianti (screenplay), Rocky Soraya (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Mila Jessica Mila ... Alia
Denny Sumargo Denny Sumargo ... Davin
Citra Prima Citra Prima ... Bu Windu
Bianca Hello Bianca Hello ... Abel
Epy Kusnandar ... Mang Asep
Anita Hara Anita Hara ... Mama Alia
Derry Drajat Derry Drajat ... Om Herman
Voke Victoria Voke Victoria ... Alia Kecil
Shofia Shireen Shofia Shireen ... Abel Kecil
Afdhal Yusman Afdhal Yusman ... Papah Alia
Asri Handayani Asri Handayani ... Istri Sumarno
Agus Julian Agus Julian ... Sumarno
Ladislao Ladislao ... Pria Bule Di Cafe
Daniel Leo Daniel Leo ... Ayah Davin
Dea Rizkyana Dea Rizkyana ... Tasya


Alia decides to leave Bangkok and return to Jakarta after her parents die. She and Abel, her teenage sister, move into their childhood home away from the city. But Abel, who is often strange and frightened, dislikes the house. She says there is something else besides them. Alia and Davin, Alia's boyfriend who accompanied Alia, ignores everything Abel says. But Abel's attitude gets worse. Feeling she must help Abel, Alia takes Abel to a psychiatrist. But Abel refuses and she says that she can see those who are already dead because her third eye has been open since childhood. Abel invites Alia to see Mrs. Windu, a psychic who helps Abel. Wanting to prove the things that make no sense in this, Alia asks Mrs. Windu to open her third eye. And slowly, Alia begins to experience unusual events. She sees things no one else can, and the presence of ghosts ask her help. But those who appear at Alia's house hurt her. Their energy is so negative that it can harm Alia and Abel. Without any other ... Written by Farhan Azhari Anwar

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Believing is seeing.


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When Abel flees to her bedroom the first night. Her sister is questioning and comforting Abel whilst her headphones are on/off again throughout scene (22 minutes). See more »


Followed by The 3rd Eye 2 (2019) See more »

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Average film with bluntly stolen "plot twists". Try it if you find nothing better to watch.
26 January 2019 | by nitzanhavocSee all my reviews

Due to Netflix's rather poor selection of Horror films, I've found myself lately trying many of its foreign Horror titles, namely a few Indonesian films. The 3rd Eye is in a good place in the middle, as it's average and mediocre, nothing more and nothing less. It's far from being a great film that would leave a lasting impression, but it's just as far from being the terrible mess that certain reviews here have claimed it to be. Entertaining enough for a one time watch as long as you don't expect to be swept off your feet.

The plot and pace are good enough, as is the acting. Unlike most reviews here I actually liked the CGI used to show the ghosts, which are actually quite terrifying. The jump scares are numerous and often, and while the very use and utilization of them qualifies as a cheap cheat in my book - they do serve their goal of scaring you straight. The most negative feature by far, in my opinion, is the terrible attempt at creating plot twists that are not merely unoriginal - but bluntly stolen from all too familiar Hollywood films. Such an attempt was unnecessary at best and damaging to the overall viewing experience at worse. I honestly don't understand why the writers would create such a story, all of which is meant to try and make the plot twists more "twisty'. Too bad, as the film could have been more than average and even good had it not been for such amateurish writing (this is also what has made me rate it 4 instead of 5, as no plot twists or even bad original plot twists are better than stolen ones).

All in all? The film is enough. Scary enough, interesting enough and entertaining enough. I wouldn't recommend watching it as I wouldn't recommend avoiding it. I would, however, say that if you find nothing better on Netflix and want to enjoy a nice Horror film - The 3rd Eye could do the trick. As long as you initially lower your expectations and realize that you aren't about to see anything remotely innovative or exciting.

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