Are you a fan of Indonesian horror movies? Then watch one of the classic horror Indonesian movies that will bring more excitement to you. Even though they are classic, but the horror vibe from the movie is thrilling to watch.
Most classic horror Indonesian movies come from the Indonesian stories among the society. It can be a legend of something, myth, and even mystic culture.
Indonesian is commonly used to those horror stories so that the movies will bring the true horror vibe to Indonesian society such as some places in the oldest train stations in Indonesia.
Speaking of classic horror Indonesian movies, here we have some of them on the list below. Let’s check them out!
Primitif becomes one of the most popular classic horror Indonesian movies in Indonesia. The movie is popular with the cannibalism story starring Barry Prima as one of the most popular male artists at that time.
Primitif was launched around 1978 and becomes the first Indonesian horror movie that bring the cannibalism theme. The movie was quite popular even it had little visual effect technology.
The story of Primitif brings the concept of cannibalism in a primitive society that lived around the deep Indonesian forest. Some college students suddenly found them while they did some research in the forest.
2. Pengabdi Setan
Pengabdi Setan becomes one of the most popular classic horror Indonesian movies in Indonesia. It was launched around 1980 and brought the black magic concept. Most Indonesian are aware of black magic since a very long time ago.
That is why the Pengabdi Setan movie becomes so much popular since it was released at the cinemas. It was starring by Diana Suarkom, W. D. Mochtar, Fachrul Rozy, and Siska Karabety. The movie brings some horror vibe such as in some of the historical monuments in Indonesia.
Pengabdi Setan is already remaking in around 2017 with the same title but different actors. The movie was succeeding steal the movie’s seeker and becoming trending in Indonesia.
3. Ratu Ilmu Hitam
Ratu Ilmu Hitam becomes one of the most popular classic horror Indonesian movies. The movie was launched around 1981 and brought about black magic them. The story mixes properly with an act of revenge from the main character that brings the most excitement to the movie lovers.
Ratu Ilmu Hitam was starring by Suzanna, W. D. Mochtar, and Alan Nuari. It was directed by Imam Tantowi and brought about five awards from the FFI since it was released in 1982.
Just like the Pengabdi Setan movie that has the remake, Ratu Ilmu Hitam also has one of it in around 2019.
4. Sundel Bolong
Sundel Bolong becomes one of the most popular classic horror Indonesian movies. The movie was launched around 1981 after the Ratu Ilmu Hitam was released. The movie brings the myth around Indonesian society that was so popular at that time.
Sundel Bolong was starring Suzanna and Rudi Salam. The line story in Sundel Bolong is about revenge from the Sundel Bolong ghost. It felt so real that overwhelmed society at that time. Moreover, the location set is around some of the oldest buildings in Indonesia.
Leak becomes one of the most popular classic Indonesian horror movies in Indonesia that bring one of the most popular folktales from Bali. It has an international title which people call the Mystic in Bali. The movie was released around 1981 which takes Bali as the main location of the movie.
The leak is a myth in Balinese society that is similar to some of the north Sumatran folktales, which is pictured as a ghost with a human head and a mystic body. Most of Leak’s followers were organized by a bad witch that spread black magic.
Most followers even willingly drink human blood and slaughter babies. Leak becomes one of the successful Indonesian horror movies. It was starring Sofia W.D as the queen of Leak.
6. Telaga Angker
Telaga Angker becomes one of the most popular classic horror Indonesian movies that starring Suzanna around 1984. It was directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra, which is popular with his horror movies. Most of his movies were starring Suzanna, which brings her into the popular queen of horror movies in Indonesia.
Telaga Angker brings the concept of revenge by the ghost who slaughtered and kidnapped brutally. As revenge and ghost become so popular around 80 eras, this movie succeeded in popularity.
7. Malam Jumat Kliwon
Friday night in Indonesia becomes popular with the social myth as the most horrific day in a week. Moreover, if Friday comes to the Kliwon as the popular Indonesian market calendar. Indonesian believe at Kliwon Friday night, there will be so many ghosts coming around the city.
Malam Jumat Kliwon movie was released around 1986. It was a great collaboration between Suzanna as the main character and Sisworo Gautama Putra as a director. The movie is about the sequel of Sundel Bolong movie which brings the daughter of the ghost solving the mystery.
8. Malam Satu Suro
As Sundel Bolong’s movie becomes so popular in around 80 eras, the spin-off about the movie continued in 1988. Malam Satu Suro becomes the sequel that brings the SUndel Bolong ghost as the main character with protagonist type.
Malam Satu Suro was starred by Suzanna and Fendy effendi as the main characters. Revenge and Sundel Bolong’s ghost become the main topic in this movie which brings it to the most popular movies at that time.
So, there are some of the most popular classic horror Indonesian movies. Most of them were starring Suzanna, which is popular with the iconic horror actress in Indonesia. Have you ever watched them all? Which one becomes your favorite?