Slasher Film is Alive and Well in Indonesia!
starring: Acha Septriasa · Ratu Felisha · Gandi Fernando
· Ganindra Bimo
serial killer is destined to take bloody vengeance against people inside
a movie theater during a midnight horror show. Ginanti Rona's film opens
with a horrific crime - a young boy named Bagas slaughters his family
- before the actual narrative is established. The gruesome massacre is
the subject of a new Midnight Movie [called The Child] being
shown at a downtown theater. That film is supposedly based on a true crime
event from 15 years previous which found Bagas incarcerated in juvenile
detention, but recently released. The theater has opened doors for the
Midnight Show but a masked intruder with a knife and vicious intentions
invades the premises. The employees - convinced that the man is the real-life
murderer who inspired The Child - join together to survive
the bloody mayhem
typical cast of 'witty' teenagers is not here. The employees are a bit
more mature - at least in attitude - and that makes their quest for survival
more personal As with other recent Indonesian films (ie, THE
etc), once things start moving, there's no let up. It is intense
and cruel, not really fun as American slasher films tend to be.
If this description is reminiscent of the Mo Brothers' MACABRE
that's probably because director Ginanti Rona initially established herself
as cinematographer with the Mo's. She definitely learned her lessons well.
film with English subtitles; widescreen (16:9), totally uncut version
at 98 minutes, encoded for ALL REGIONS NTSC, playable on any American
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
for Mature Audiences