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'Pengabdi Setan' to scare New York film festival

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, March 9, 2018  /  02:38 pm
'Pengabdi Setan' to scare New York film festival

A still from 'Pengabdi Setan.' (Rapi Film/File)

Following a screening at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam in February, Indonesian horror film Pengabdi Setan (Satan's Slave) will next be scaring audiences in New York.

According to, the movie will be screened at the Big Apple’s What the Fest!? event, which will run from March 29 to April 1 and focus on genre films like horror, science fiction, thriller and documentaries. 

Read also: ‘Pengabdi Setan’ coming soon to online streaming service

"Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) coming to New York, yo!" director Joko Anwar posted on his Twitter account on Thursday.

The film will have its New York premiere on March 31 at 9:45 p.m. local time. Starring Tara Basro, it is said to be the only Asian-produced film at the festival.

Other than Pengabdi Setan, 10 other films will be screened at the event, including from France, Norway, the United States, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Poland.

Joko previously announced that the reboot – of a 1980 movie of the same name – would be screened in 42 countries. (kes)

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