Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Film: Macabre
UK Release date: 18th June 2012
UK Distributor: Scanbox
Certificate: 18
Director: Kimo Stamboel/Timo Tjahjanto
Starring: Shareefa Daanish, Imelda Therinne, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Ario Bayu
Running time: 95 mins
Genre: Horror
Country: Indonesia
Subtitles: English
Reviewer: Daryl Wing

Innocent friends getting lured into an isolated mansion inhabited by a deranged family guarding a dark, murderous secret is hardly treading new ground, but Macabre was a hit at Fantastic Fest three years ago, and is finally released in the UK courtesy of Scanbox. Written and directed by The Mo Brothers - Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto - and based on their short film Dara (2007), can they unearth anything to help reawaken a weary sub-genre?

Adjie (Ario Bayu) and Astrid (Sigi Wimala) - two newlyweds - and some of their friends decide to have a road trip as a last attempt to reconcile Adjie with his estranged little sister, Ladya (Julie Estelle). The trip is interrupted when they run into Maya (Imelda Therinne), a strange girl who wanders into their path, claiming to have been robbed and begging for a ride home.

Thanking them for their kindness, Maya's mother, Dara (Shareefa Daanish), cooks her guests a delicious banquet, poisoning them, before taking most of the hapless friends 'downstairs'. Trapped by Dara and a family raised to eliminate unsuspecting passers-by for one detestable reason, the companions must put aside their differences in order to protect themselves and Astrid's unborn child...

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