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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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Trivia

This movie is a prequel to the 1982 cult-classic with the same title. See more »

Connections

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

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Kelam Malam
Performed by The Spouse and Aimee Saras and 'Tony Marle'
Written by Joko Anwar and 'Tony Marle'
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A big breakthrough for Indonesia's Horror Movie Industry
10 October 2017 | by adhityaerinySee all my reviews

Actually this is a remake from a movie with the same title, "Pengabdi Setan", back in 1980. As the director, Joko Anwar successfully make this movie as a great breakthrough for Indonesia's horror movie industry. Great cinematography, great story line, great plot twist and Joko Anwar success in bringing back the 1980's atmospheres to the movie (because the movie setting is Indonesia at 1980's). Joko Anwar is not just rely on jump scares, but he's also managed this movie as creepy as hell.

The movie was begin with the mother who gets mysterious illness, so the entire family, the father, Rini, Toni, Bondi, and Ian was struggle and need more money for the medicine. After the mother's dead, their father decided to go to the city for a job to fulfill their needs and leaving the kids in the house. That's when the terror begins.

Rini, Toni, Bondi and Ian can be called as the main characters of this movie. But Rini, can be the leader, because she's the oldest daughter of the family and played a big parts of the movie.

The story is all about how the family stick together and tells their mother who haunted them for not to take one of their siblings, or not to take all of them.

Overall, this is the best Indonesia's horror movie of all time. And it can be one of "must watch" movie list for horror movie lovers. It will never disappoint you!


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