Directed by Rizal Mantovani. With Sandrinna Michelle, Aurélie Moeremans, Fero Walandouw, Nena Rosier. A group of kids agree to explore an abandoned house in order to win a reality show contest, which requires them to prove that the stories of the evil Kuntilanak are real. They soon discover that the ghost is very much real when it appears from an old mirror and starts haunting them.
Watch Kuntilanak (2018) Full Movie Online in HD, A group of kids agree to explore an abandon house in order to win a reality show contest, which requires them to prove that the stories of the evil Kuntilanak.
I've been watching a fair bit of Indonesian cinema lately and truth be told I kind of like what I see and for the most part that applies to Kuntilanak.
It tells the story of a group of children who are forced to battle a mysterious creature that preys on the young and steals them away.
The opening sequence immediately got my attention, it was excellent. For this reason I had high hopes, but sadly a couple of things stopped the film from really meeting its potential.
First of all the comedy. If the film isn't an intentional horror comedy then for the most part comedy should be kept clear or a horror, it takes away the fear element and just stops you taking the whole thing seriously.
Second the kids, children are the leads of the film which is never good. Five of them leading in a film of this type? Imagine if you merged The Ring (2002) with the Goonies (1985) and that is basically what you have here.
Kuntilanak's creature effects are great, they adopt the traditional Asian style of scary black haired undead lady perfectly and for that reason this should have been a scary film. The method of which they use the scares also are very good, but they're sadly watered down by the kids. Goofy child actors running away from something that is actually scary, it just didn't work for me.
If they'd played this whole thing serious, added some actual threat to the kids or better yet not have kids at all then this film would have been fantastic.
Moral of the story, kids suck.
A lot of potential
Creature looks great
Goofy sound effects
KUNTILANAK is a horror thriller in which a cursed mirror summons a demon to take the souls of young children. Threat. There are scenes in which a demon crawls with a hollowed out face and ever growing limbs, coercing children into her other dimension. This has been my first experience with Indonesian horror, and while Kuntilanak is far from a masterpiece it made for quite an enjoyable watch. This is the sort of film for which one would have to lower their expectations and take the cultural differences into account.