Satan's Slaves

Directed by Joko Anwar

Tue July 17, 2018
9:45 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)



Joko Anwar


Joko Anwar


Muhammad Adhiyat, Dimas Aditya, Nasar Anuz, Endy Arfian, Tara Basro, Bront Palarae


Gope T. Samtani



Official website


Best Feature Film, Overlook Film Festival 2018

South Korea, Indonesia 2017 107 mins OV Indonesian Subtitles : English
Genre Horror

Official selection

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018 Udine Far East Film Festival 2018 Lyon Festival Hallucinations Collectives 2018

"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 fuel"
Matt Donato, SLASHFILM

Rini lives with her three brothers in an old house on the outskirts of Jakarta. When their mother, a formerly famous singer, falls gravely ill, the family’s financial stability quickly starts to fall apart. Bed-ridden for three years now, her only means of communication is through a sinister little bell… Which, once she takes her last breath, starts ringing endlessly into the night. Even worse: their mother’s old hit suddenly begins playing on the radio, just as Rini’s brothers start seeing strange shadows roaming the cemetery across the street from their bedroom’s window…

Having broken all box-office records upon release (and distributed afterwards in 42 countries), Joko Anwar’s SATAN’S SLAVES (following films such as THE FORBIDEEN DOOR and RITUAL) is a monster hit of Indonesian cinema and a must-see at this year’s edition of the festival. A loving remake of the 1980s classic PENGABDI SETAN, Anwar takes great pleasure in recreating the era of the original film, which substituted the Christian iconography typical of possession films with Indonesia’s Muslim culture. 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 James Wan’s THE CONJURING and Ti West’s 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! – Translation: Guillaume Desbiens


Tue July 17, 2018
9:45 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)