Sumpah Pocong di Sekolah
Sumpah Pocong di Sekolah (2008)

I’ve criticized Indonesia’s Maxima Pictures for putting out horror flicks that are a bit noisy and immature. With what seems like stunning self-awareness, Maxima actually produced a movie that turns its worst habits into assets: it’s set in a boys’ boarding school, where noise and immaturity are only to be expected.

Then they did something that stunned me even more: they switched gears in the middle, and made it a halfway-decent horror film.

This third (and for now, last) of my reviews of Maxima’s output shows once again what they could do, if they’d only set their sights a little higher than junk like Tiren.