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‘Creepy Case Club’ Preteen horror series with Indonesian twist

  • Teddy Hans

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  03:02 am

Teenage adventure: Rizal Iwan's successful series has been acquired for a movie adaptation, which is still in early development. (Courtesy of Kiddo Publishing)Rizal Iwan’s horror series follows the adventures of three 10-year-old friends and budding detectives who discover that there’s more truth to Indonesia’s supernatural tales than they realized.Authors who take on the challenge of writing horror novels seem to have developed an interest in the macabre genre from an early age.One of the most famous horror writers of all time, Edgar Allan Poe, went on to influence H.P. Lovecraft, who later heavily influenced the venerated Stephen King.Indonesian copywriter-turned-author Rizal Iwan had a similar interest growing up. He was engrossed by horror movies such as The Omen and Poltergeist and liked to read mystery novels by Enid Blyton and Robert Arthur.“Horror stor...