After dying from a strange illness that she suffered from for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.
Having broken all box-office records upon release, Joko Anwar’s Satan’s Slaves is a monster hit of Indonesian cinema. A loving remake of the 1980s classic Pengabdi Setan, Anwar takes great pleasure in recreating the era of the original film. Pitting a secular family against the supernatural, this is a haunted-house picture that evolves into a rollercoaster ride influenced as much by Indonesian folklore as it is by classics of the genre, all the while recalling the charm of a bygone era in ways reminiscent of The Conjuring and The House of the Devil. All bets are off here: it is Anwar’s mission to create scenes that are as horrifying as they are gripping and that will top anything you see this year, all horror cinema combined!
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-bedtime nightmare fuelMatt Donato, Slashfilm