So we’ve done horror from Hong Kong, terror out of Tokyo. I guess that makes this…umm…the evil of Indonesia?


If you’re going to be queen of something, Indonesian horror movies from the 1970s and 80s are not a bad thing to be queen of. To my mind, when it comes to horror filmmaking with an exploitative edge, the Indonesians back then really knew what they were doing. Their films were both compact and loaded with outlandish visuals and over-the-top shock moments, more often than not realized by way of cheap but imaginative practical effects. While not all of them are classics, I can honestly say that I have yet to be bored by one.

And bringing up the rear…

I love this movie a whole lot more than I remember, despite the Gedde Watanabe overdrive

A movie that flirts with being good, then decides it would rather stab me in the face

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