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Reciprocally, one can liken this Netflix Original to Stephen King's "It" which featured a face-painted clown that did demonic things like eating children. This movie, however, does a headstand of "It", and features chocolate-syrup-spewing demons that do clownish things like screeching and whimpering for no reason and chasing other characters around without knowing what to do with them once they are caught. But who's complaining? Hey, it is at least worth a few laughs.
This movie is just a shoddy patchwork of meaningless supposed-to-be-scary scenes in which characters, loosely tied by what can't be termed a plot, are attacked by demonic entities or attack each other. The entire focus has been on frightening the audience with demonic imagery and none on storytelling. Screenplay is poorly written; things and events don't always make sense. One can also see that the conceptual elements used in the scenes are mostly unoriginal and have been inspired by some other well-known Western flicks.
But movie isn't out and out garbage. Actors are all pros and have done well even with a poorly written script. The two lead actresses impress a lot. Locations are well-chosen and prepared. Photography is quite deft too. What's painfully absent is a thematic core that could have weaved all these elements together into something artistic.
Indonesian film industry has only recently been freed from the political clutches of its now-removed dictator Suharto. Netflix and other foreign studios are now pumping big money into Indonesia and other South Asian film industries. While initially, these funds will be gobbled up by cash-strapped filmmakers willing to produce content quickly even if of below-average quality, one hopes for more polished works in future as their technique and ideation improve.
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