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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

Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Kalis ... Bondi
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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The international poster of the three black figures with black umbrellas was made by a fan. See more »

Connections

Remake of Satan's Slave (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Kelam Malam
Performed by The Spouse and Aimee Saras and 'Tony Marle'
Written by Joko Anwar and 'Tony Marle'
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Indonesian Conjuring meets Sadako meets the Woman in Black meets cult home invasion
6 October 2018 | by lcanderson-13864See all my reviews

Whether or not you will like this film depends on how appealing the title of this review is to you.

It's a real mash up containing many, many tried and tested horror elements woven together well. Super derivative. What it does, it does very well... but there is nothing here you haven't seen before.

The cinematography is great. Super atmospheric and a lot of interesting stuff going on at the same time.

It fell a little flat for me because it was SO derivative, but a lot of people will love it. If I had never seen a horror film before, I would probably have given it 9/10. But I've seen lots of them so the lack of anything new made it a 5/10 experience for me. Still, it's free on Shudder so worth a watch.


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