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Satan's Slaves (2017)

Pengabdi Setan (original title)
After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

Director:

Joko Anwar

Writers:

Joko Anwar, Sisworo Gautama Putra (based on a movie written by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tara Basro ... Rini
Bront Palarae ... Father
Dimas Aditya Dimas Aditya ... Hendra
Endy Arfian Endy Arfian ... Tony
Nasar Annuz Nasar Annuz ... Bondi (as Nasar Anuz)
M. Adhiyat M. Adhiyat ... Ian (as Muhammad Adhiyat)
Arswendi Nasution Arswendi Nasution ... Ustadz (as Arswendi Bening Swara)
Egy Fedly Egy Fedly ... Budiman
Ayu Laksmi Ayu Laksmi ... Mother
Elly D. Luthan Elly D. Luthan ... Grandma
Fachry Albar Fachry Albar ... Batara
Asmara Abigail Asmara Abigail ... Darminah
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Storyline

The family of Rini is financially broken and she lives with her father, her mother that is ill, her grandmother that is crippled, and her brothers Tony, Bondi and the mute six year-old Ian in an old house in the countryside nearby a cemetery. Her mother, who was a successful singer, is dying from a mysterious disease and her father does not have money to support the family. When her mother dies, her father needs to travel to the city to sell the house and weird things happen in the house. The skeptical Rini befriends Hendra, son of the religious Ustadz, and they learn that her mother was infertile and joined a cult that worships Satan to have children. And now, when Ian will be seven, they will take the boy with them. What can they do to protect Ian? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Indonesia | South Korea

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

28 September 2017 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan's Slaves See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,730
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Apartment room number: 3-17 Also, Matthew 3:17 (bible verse): "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." See more »

Connections

Remake of Satan's Slave (1987) See more »

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Written by 'Tony Marle'
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Could've Been Better.
7 August 2018 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

THIS was a breakthrough for Indonesian horror? In that case they have a looooong way to go in terms of storytelling.

You've seen everything on display here. Without giving up any spoilers, suffice it to say, most of these scenes can be seen in "The Exorcist," "The Omen," "Zombie," and countless other horror films. In fact, "Satan's Slaves" is so derivative that it simply seems like an Indonesian version of countless other South Korean horror films.

The film had a slow build with a few jump scares, but the ending was a let down. Anyway, it is what it is. I suppose that coming from Indonesia, a religious country rife with censorship laws, "Satan's Slaves" would probably have been a breakthrough in that sense. Otherwise, meh. Nothing to see here, folks.


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