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Jakarta Post

Schlock and horror: The festival of cheap thrills

  • Gillian Terzis


Jakarta   /   Thu, November 25 2010   /  10:05 am

 A cursory glance at the Indonesia International Fantastic Film Festival told me to be afraid — to be very afraid. One suspected rivers of blood, unfathomable non-sequiturs in plot and dialogue and dubious attempts to flout cinematic convention.Thankfully, all of these expectations were met — perhaps even exceeded — with unabashed aplomb at this year’s festival. It was an unbridled gore-fest of epic proportions, delivering on every freaky and frightening promise made to a youthful, ravenous audience at Grand Indonesia’s Blitzmegaplex.  The Indonesia International Fan-tastic Film Festival (iNAFFF), is in its fourth year, attracting 12,000 spectators across Jakarta and Bandung. The festival was a showcase of 25 films across the genres of sci-fi, horror, thriller, fantasy and anime from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Thailand, Japan, USA and...