A haunted house, a lively cemetary, a fertility cult and the rumor of Satan’s spawn. This wry, stylish remake of Indonesia’s scariest horror is Indonesia’s 4th greatest hit ever.
Rini (Tara Basro) is living a quiet life on the outskirts of Jakarta with her parents and three younger brothers. Her mother Mawarni (Ayu Laksmi) is bedridden from a mysterious illness. The family is haunted by strange, supernatural phenomena, such as being called on by a creepy mob that is “definitely not [our] neighbours.” As Rini digs into her mother’s past, she discovers that some secrets can’t be taken to the grave.
The less you know about the plot of SATAN’S SLAVES, the better you can surrender yourself to its atmospheric buildup and blood-curdling jump scares. Set in the 80s with all its lurid pop culture and fashion, Indonesian genre-master Joko Anwar’s stylish remake of a horror classic is full of witty film homage and snarky humour. Not only is it the highest grossing horror in Indonesian history, it’s fourth biggest domestic hit of all time.