Pengabdi Setan [Movie Review]

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I have read a few great reviews about Pengabdi Setan that I just have to watch it for myself - just to know whether the hype is true or just gimmick.
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And I dragged two of my best friends, who hates horror film to watch it with me. Haha. Sorry guys.
SYNOPSIS
Rini is the eldest child of a once-famous singer who is currently bedridden with no source of income. Even the father is also unable to provide more to the family as the savings are all used up for treatment and their house is also on a mortgage. She quit college just so she could take care of her wheelchair-bound grandmother and three younger brothers.
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How many times I told you to use a shade lighter for your foundation - now you look like a zombie!
The mother, Marwani, bedridden with a mysterious sickness uses a bell to signal her family should she needs anything from them. Rini and her brother, Tony is always the ones that will come to their mother's side to aid her in her needs. 

On one particular night, when Rini wakes up from a nightmare and hears the bell sound from her mother's bedroom, she runs up to the room where she finds her mother standing still in front of the window before falling down and die on the spot. 
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You peed on the sheet? Ma will lose her head!
Her father confesses to the Ustaz of the village that the family doesn't pray, it is just their lifestyle. Right after the burial, the father wants to search for a better job in the city and leaves the family in the hands of Rini and her grandmother.
And the haunting starts. The children start to see their mother and hear the sound of the bell in the middle of the night. Even the son of the ustaz, Hendra also sees the mother at the burial ground and also inside the house.
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Oh my! He fated to my face!
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Adik, don't wear my lipstick again ok or I will spank you hard!
After Bondi (the second boy in the family) found their grandmother dead in the indoor well, he immediately changes character. He keeps silent (in an eerie way) and seems to be wanting to hurt his younger brother, Ian who is mute. The haunting gets stronger after that up to a point when Rini was disturbed while performing her solah for the first time. 
Rini found a letter on her grandmother's table and went to see Budiman, her grandmother's friend who writes about paranormal activities. From Budiman, Rini learns about a satanic cult that involves a singer who prays to Satan for offsprings. And it was rumoured that the last child from the womb of the slaves must be sacrificed to the cult.
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Too much decoration for a tomb?
Tony reads about this cult from a magazine given to Rini by Budiman and starts to wonder whether Ian is the child in question. 
Who is Ian?
Will the family be safe?
MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.8/ 5.0. It was full of twists and turns that will make you wonder throughout the movie - who is the bad guy and what will happen next. The horror factor in this movie is high - I even jumped in my seat and put my feet up, several times! I have never done this before! Believe me - it is that SCARY!
The Act: 4.8/5.0. I have no complaints about the acting. Everybody was committed to their characters - it is just that Bront Palare as an Indonesian father was a bit ... how should I put it - he still sounds like a Malaysian in his slang. But great acting!
Will I watch it again: NO. Too scary for me! Hahaha. Not alone that is. Haha.
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30 GLAM People

  1. Hmmph I setiap kali ni lalu kat I punya timeline memang I scroll laju laju sebab seram.hahha tak rasa nak tengok tapi betulke caption lipstick tu ? Haha

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  2. erm..mmg tak la i nak tengok movie seram2 ni..ai is penakut..nnti mengigau..haha

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  3. scary! dulu2.. cita ni la wat i jadi penakut.. nak kencing siang hari pon tertahan. Takut ya amat.. tapi ramai feedback cita ni..bestt ya. Siap jerit2 lagi

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  4. Ika penakut. Tapi nak juga tengok. Tunggu dia keluar astro first la. Boleh tengok dengan family. Kalau.kat wayang sure jerit x henti takut huhu

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  5. Such a scary movie, This Pengabdi Setan so interesting to watch. Will check this out.

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  6. cerita seram indonesia selalu full with twist and of course seram sangat. tagline poster ibu datang lagi pun dah terasa seram dia. tapi at the end ada pengajaran yang disampaikan. kalau ada dekat astro first nanti nak beli lah. kena sediakn bantal peluk sekali nanti tu.

    baru2 ni baru tgk the doll 2 lakunan luna maya pun seram juga cuma bila panjang sgt jln cerita faktor seram tu hilang.

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  7. Pengabdi setam . Cerita seram indonesia , sempat tengok trailer cerita nih hari tue , not bad sangat la ..menyeramkan jugak . Kena tengok full movie lah , CCL peminat tegar cerita2 seram ni

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  8. for me the storyline a bit slow and not meet my expectation. horror movie its just horror creatures created without meaning. i gave 1/10 to this movie. hihi

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  9. Ramai review cerita ni seram tapi jalan cerita agak slow and tak berapa faham. Tapi even cerita horror pun saya tak berani nak tengok hahahha

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  10. Macam best jer. Suka jugak tengok cerita hantu. Tapi kena ramai-ramai lah... hahaha..

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  11. Wahh best tu dah tgk..i wanna watch the movie but dunno where to put my baby..hahaha..guess to wait astro first lah..

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  12. walaaaaaaa..i thought you will tell us the ending. so excited to read in the beginning. anyway your captions are always hilarious. hahaha

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  13. So brave ar u watch this kind of movie. I will never ever watch.

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  14. Ruby takda keberanian lagi untuk tonton filem ni. Sebab hantu dia kan sama ngan hantu kita. So nanti lagi takleh tido. Hahahaha

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  15. ramai yang cakap cerita ni seram giler.. nak tanya ni..betul ke seram giler?

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    1. Sampai ai terangkat kaki tau - ngeri ke tak ngeri?

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  16. Eiiii, naik bulu roma tengok cerita seram. Kalau I dah menjerit satu cinema.

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  17. Dah tengok.... arwah ibu tu buat rasa serammmm bila ianya pulang menganggu anak... tapi sebenarnya setan yang dipuja punya angkara

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  18. Yes finally ada juga review cerita seram ni pulak tu cite dari Indon lagi lah hantu real kot heheheeh tak sabar nak pergi tengok lak....

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  19. wa ini macam scary oh. I feel scared to watch lol

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  20. seems scary lah the movie... apa yang dikatakan lipstick tu??? betul ke nie???

    racheal_foodilifecious

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  21. Now am thingking if i will watch this movie for Christmas Day :) hehehe
    Yeah I will, and will troll my siblings :)

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  22. Walaupun filemnya remake, tapi ramai yang cakap ianya lebih seram berbanding yang sebelumnya...

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  23. Teringin nak tengok movie ni, tapi takde horror movie buddy. Baca tajuk pun dah scary kan. haha

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  24. Oh my god. To have a horror movie highly recommended by you must be good stuff. I want to watch it myself. Can't wait.

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  25. I am afraid to watch horror movies. Might skip this movie.

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  26. I have never watched a horror movie before because my parents would not allow and most are for 18 years and above. Wonder whether it is really scary.

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  27. Haven't watch this movie yet. Scary or not ya?

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  28. serious,kalau tengok cerita macam ni,memang i tak boleh nak tidur malam lah jawabnya..

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  29. Interesting storyline which are keep on bring some new element of surprises in this movie! Rarely watch horror movie in cinema, but this looks good =)

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