4 Terrific Indonesian Horror Film To Scare Your Nights

Horror films have become a mainstream film genre that’s enjoyed by the public in general. In Indonesia, the resurgence of the horror genre has garnered a lot of attention. Here are 4 lists of Indonesian Horror films that will scare your night away.

Pengabdi Setan

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Pengabdi Setan (Satan’s Slave) is a remake from a film with the same name in 1980. The plot revolves around a family that’s bothered by an unexplained event after the mother’s death. It was released in 2017.

Joko Anwar acted as the director. The film has become one of the best selling horror films in Indonesia history. Since it gained almost 4 million viewers in total. Furthermore, the sequel that’s released in 2022 has become the second best selling horror film in Indonesia.

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Pintu Terlarang

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Another film by Joko Anwar, Pintu Terlarang is one of the rare Indonesian psychological horror films. It was adapted from a novel with the same title by Sekar Ayu Asmara and released in 2009.

The film focused on Gambir, a professional sculptor with a brilliant life: A beautiful wife, kind mother and supportive friends around him. Despite the seemingly perfect life, Gambir is holding a dark secret that will leave you flabbergasted in the ending of the film.

Waktu Maghrib

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Waktu Maghrib is a brand new Indonesian horror film released in 2023. Sidharta Tata acted as the director of the film in his widescreen debut. The film was produced by Rapi Films and Sky Media and officially released on February 9, 2023.

The film takes the setting in a small village in Central Java. It tells the story about Adi, Saman and Ayu that experience paranormal activities after cursing their teacher right at Maghrib time. Furthermore, Saman’s death led Adi and Ayu to investigate the matter before it was too late.

After its release, Waktu Maghrib received positive reviews in general. Even further it has gained 2,2 million views, making it the first Indonesian film in 2023 to gain 2 million views.


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Keramat is a mockumentary-styled horror film released in 2009. Produced by Starvision plus, it is known for the shooting process that involves no scenario in it. What’s more, Monti Tiwa is in the charge of directing the film 

The plot centers around a filming crew that’s faced with an unexplained phenomenon in their journey. However, after one of the crew goes missing, they decide to enlist the help of paranormal to save her from a different dimension.

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