- Jun 11
- Hard core Indonesian slash horror MACABRE: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 11/06/12 at 05:58 PM
Director: Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto. Review: Adam Wing.
Its rare in this day and age for a horror movie to come out of nowhere and surprise you, but Indonesian splatter fest Macabre (Rumah Dara) does just that. The first Indonesian film to be banned in Malaysia, Macabre tells the bloodthirsty tale of cannibalism, immortality and chainsaws. Six friends head out on a road trip but run into trouble when they meet Maya, a strange young girl who wanders into their path claiming she's been robbed. Some of the friends are hesitant at first, but in the end they agree not to leave her alone in the pouring rain.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, don’t worry - the opening act of Macabre follows every rule and every horror cliché ever committed to film. A post modern audience will find it hard to believe that the characters aren’t more suspicious, but then again, we wouldn’t have a very good horror movie if they just dropped her off at the door and went about their business. Stupid characters deserve grisly misfortune, and come the half hour mark, that’s exactly what they get. Excessively...Continue reading review.
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