SATAN’S SLAVES (2017) Review
Directed by Joko Anwar
Being Indonesia’s highest-grossing horror film of all-time makes Satan’s Slaves already a must see. But its story, its effectiveness as a horror film make it a more enjoyable experience. Joko Anwar’s remake of the 1982 cult classic of the same title has Hollywood appeal. And with the reign of horror films at the box-office worldwide, it isn’t surprising that more people are paying to be scared.
Satan’s Slaves tells the story of a mother whose death leads to unearthly events, slowly unfolding the secrets of their family.
This may have been the perfect recipe for a horror film, but the flavorful framing and color of the film adds the needed atmosphere for better scares. The cast, including the child stars are just impressive, making every twist and turn engaging. And thus, leaving the audience on the edge of your seat, every scare may it be jump or well-planted.
The film is by far the scariest horror movie of 2017. It may have a limited release in the Philippines but more people should see how entertaining and satisfying it is. Making it the best horror experience one could have this year.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Satan’s Slaves” opened in Philippine cinemas December 6, 2017 from Rapi Films and CJ Entertainment, distributed Rafaella Films International and Axinite Digicinema, Inc. Rated PG without cuts by the MTRCB.