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Macabre (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1 November 2013 (USA)
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Two newly weds Adjie and Astrid, along with 3 of their best friends decided to have an interstate road trip as a last attempt to reconcile Adjie with his estranged little sister Ladya. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Kimo Stamboel (as The Mo Brothers), Timo Tjahjanto (as The Mo Brothers)

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Kimo Stamboel (as The Mo Brothers), Timo Tjahjanto (as The Mo Brothers)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shareefa Daanish ... Dara
Julie Estelle ... Ladya
Ario Bayu ... Adjie
Sigi Wimala Sigi Wimala ... Astrid
Arifin Putra ... Adam
Daniel Mananta Daniel Mananta ... Jimmy
Dendy Subangil Dendy Subangil ... Eko
Imelda Therinne Imelda Therinne ... Maya
Mike Lucock Mike Lucock ... Alam
Ruly Lubis Ruly Lubis ... Arman
Felicia A. Sumarauw Felicia A. Sumarauw ... Baby
Risdo Alaro Martondang Risdo Alaro Martondang ... Sersan Syarief
Ikhsan Samiaji Ikhsan Samiaji ... Taufiq (as Ikhsan Samiadji)
Cansirano Cansirano ... Sony Samba
Roni Kribs Roni Kribs ... Petrus
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Two newly weds Adjie and Astrid, along with 3 of their best friends decided to have an interstate road trip as a last attempt to reconcile Adjie with his estranged little sister Ladya. Their trip is however abruptly interrupted when they run into Maya, a strange girl out of nowhere, who wanders aimlessly into their path. "I've been robbed" is all she has to say. The friends unanimously decided to give her a ride to her isolated house by the end of the woods. Maya introduces Adjie and friends to her blue-blooded mother Dara, a woman of ageless enigma and few spoken words. Dara insists that their kindness should be repaid with a dinner feast. This is where the night turns into a crimson-hell for the 6 friends, who find themselves trapped and hunted down by Dara and her cult-like family of her three deadly protégés, born and raised to systematically eliminate unsuspecting passers-by for one nefarious reason. Slaughtered one by one, everybody will bleed, the darkest of nights never looked... Written by Anonymous

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Everybody bleeds...

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Singapore | Indonesia

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darah See more »

Filming Locations:

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

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Dolby SR

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Titled "Darah" in Singapore, "Macabre" for wider release, and "Rumah Dara" in Indonesia. See more »

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Follows Dara (2007) See more »

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A splatter-fest from Indonesia! [+59%]
7 July 2017 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

Newly-weds Adjie and Astrid, Adjie's sister Ladya and a few of their friends fall prey to the wicked cannibal family led by evil Dara in the Mo-Brothers directed 'Macabre'. While the scenario is inspired from various cult-slashers of the late 70s and early 80s, the treatment is what makes it stand its own ground.

'Macabre' is indeed a lot more violent and gory film than you'd expect. The first 30 minutes neatly sets up the premise and nastiness follows suit. There are some skilfully choreographed kills and the writing is campy enough to draw cheers from the viewer. Although one initially hesitates to root for the protagonists as they consistently seem to be making bad decisions, the latter half is executed with sufficient flair. There are quite a few edge-of- the-seat moments.

Julie Estelle as Ladya puts up a good effort while Shareefa Daanish who plays Dara is menacing. Shareefa's striking features add to the character: her wide eyes and stone-faced expression (until the climax), her unhurried movement and other-worldly tone of speech are intimidating. The rest of the ensemble do their best with what's handed out to them. The violence is gratuitous (easily on par with Rob Zombie's films); dialogues are sparsely used to convey the intentions and emotions of the antagonists. In fact a lot more is conveyed through expressions and actions than through excessive babbling. This helps 'Macabre' carve out a niche of its own in the slasher genre.

Recommended for the lovers of horror, gore and slasher films. This definitely ain't for the weak-hearted!


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