Satan’s Slaves

Technically billed as a remake of the 1982 Indonesian remake of Don Coscarelli’s PHANTASM, celebrated director Joko Anwar’s SATAN’S SLAVES is its own chilling throwback to 70s supernatural thrillers, packed to the brim with jump scares and iconic imagery.

For years, versatile Indonesian director Joko Anwar wanted to remake Pengabdi Setan, not only a 1982 horror classic from his home country, but a film that was based on the cult classic Phantasm. With Satan’s Slaves he finally has, telling the chilling tale of four children who are left alone when their mother passes away from a mysterious illness. But soon, the kids sense that their late mum may not have left at all. Things only get worse when they realise she has returned to take them back to the underworld. What results is a tense and stylist horror movie that lured over a million viewers to cinemas during its premiere weekend, and also received a record 13 nominations at this year's Indonesian Film Awards.

Screenings: IFFR 2018, Overlook 2018, Fantasia 2018, What the Fest!? 2018
Dir. Joko Anwar / Indonesia / Horror / 2017 / 107mins / NSW Premiere

“Like its influences, Satan’s Slaves uses strong characters, an emphasis on mood and a few alarming jolts of violence to earn an uneasiness that lingers.”

Blake Crane
Film Pulse

“A Quiet Place and Hereditary have already been dubbed 2018’s scariest films to beat, but you can add Satan’s Slaves to that list now – the most horrifying film of 2018 you haven’t heard of yet… Immersive, past bed-time nightmare fuel.”

Matt Donato
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