SATAN'S SLAVES: Watch The Chilling Teaser For Joko Anwar's Indonesian Horror

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SATAN'S SLAVES: Watch The Chilling Teaser For Joko Anwar's Indonesian Horror

It seems strange to say that despite a career that has long flirted with a wide variety of genres, Joko Anwar's upcoming remake of classic Indonesian cult title Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) marks the first time the critically acclaimed director has jumped headlong into horror. And yet that is very much the case. And if the just released teaser for the film is any indicator of what is to come he'll be doing just fine in these chilly waters, thanks.

Released in 1980, the original film has drawn comparisons to Don Coscarelli's Phantasm over the years and while the teaser for this version doesn't appear to veer into that territory there's a very definite otherworldliness to it. There are no subtitles, unfortunately, but the atmosphere comes through loud and clear. Check it out below.

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Ard VijnJune 23, 2017 10:40 AM

Nice! I'm not a big fan of Asian horror, but I will watch this for sure.

kidlazarusJune 23, 2017 10:48 AM

Modus Anomali and Forbidden Door were decidedly tinged with elements of horror. Even Kala has supernatural elements along with its noir edge. This is definitely outright supernatural horror. Love the overall gloom to the lighting in this trailer. Hopefully the film utilizes the "natural" lighting aesthetic throughout. As odd as the original is I'm sure this will be a more artistic fare. Whether or not it's for the better...

Todd BrownJune 23, 2017 2:01 PM

Yeah, he's definitely flirted with horror before. I'm excited to see what happens when he goes all in that way.

kidlazarusJune 23, 2017 2:35 PM

Anwar is a visual artist. Even if this reworking of Satan's Slaves only registers as Modus Anomali in terms of execution but holds down the visual aesthetic the trailer displays this will be interesting. I would love to see a North American blu-ray/dvd for Forbidden Door.

MehliensJune 23, 2017 4:18 PM

Yoko Anwar is kick ass. Cant wait to see this!

Allan KoayJune 27, 2017 11:35 AM

actually this is not his first full horror attempt. remember his short film Grave Torture? i still can't watch that one alone at night.

Allan KoayJune 27, 2017 11:37 AM

not a big fan of Asian horror?!?!?!?

surely thou art kiddeth, right?