Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Takut: Faces of Fear is a 2008 Indonesian horror anthology. It comprises six different and unconnected stories directed by seven directors. The stories go from witchcraft and possession, to zombies.

Segment One: Show Unit
Directed by Rako Prijanto, and starring Marcella Zalianty, Lukman Sardi, and Donny Alamsyah.
During a party at his new apartment where he lives with his fiancee, Bayu listens to strange noises coming from the second floor. As he begins to check some places around the apartment, he decides to grab a knife for safety reasons. However, when he enters a room wielding the knife, he ends up stubbing his fiancee's young daughter. While trying to find a place to hide the body, Bayu discovers that someone has taken it and demands a ransom in order to keep the secret and give the corpse back.
Segment Two: Incarnated Naya
Directed by Riri Riza, and starring Dinna Olivia, Junior Liem, and Dewi Irawan.
Naya is a very modern and city-style girl, but she was born in a very traditional Javanese family. During a ritual secret ceremony, Naya decides to avoid staying with her elders and instead goes around looking for her cousin to seduce him. As the flirt goes about, the lights go out and Naya is left in the dark looking for her mom amidst horrible visions of mortality and strange imagery.
Segment Three: Peeper
Directed by Ray Nayoan, and starring Wiwid Gunawan, Epy Kusnandar, and Tiara.
Bambang, a man working in a theater company in the cleaning department, is used to looking at the actresses through a peeping hole in the wall. One day he is approached by one of his colleagues who tells him that one of the most beautiful performers enjoys being watched. Bambang decides to go take a look and discovers that the door of the woman's room is open. While in the room, he discovers some jars containing human body parts and he realizes the woman has strange plans for him, and everyone who dares peeping on her.
Segment Four: The List
Directed by Robby Ertanto, and starring Fauzi Baadila, Shanty, and Prisia Wulansari.
Sara, a very obsessed girl, decides to pay a shaman to perform strange voodoo-like witchcraft on her ex-boyfriend. The ritual includes eating cockroaches and a small scorpion entering the man's ear canal.
Segment Five: The Rescue
Directed by Raditya Sidharta, and starring Eva Celia, Ananda George, Tegar Satrya, Sogi Indra Dhuaja, and Reuben Elishama.
A strange virus has quickly spread around Jakarta, causing a strange mutation on people who now are wandering about looking for human flesh. Among the last survivors are Gadis and Anton who decide to star looking for a way to survive such horror.
Segment Six: Dara/Darah
Directed by The Mo Brothers (Kimo Stamboel and Timothy Tjahjanto), and starring Shareefa Daanish, Mike Muliadro, Dendy Subangil,and Ruli Lubis.
This segment is the short movie that preceded the full length Rumah Dara, released in 2010.
Dara is a chef at a very elegant steak house restaurant. However, the secret to the success of her very famous home-made beef is about to be discovered by Adjie, or so he thinks.

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