After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.


Joko Anwar


Joko Anwar, Sisworo Gautama Putra (based on a movie written by) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tara Basro ... Rini
Bront Palarae ... Father
Dimas Aditya Dimas Aditya ... Hendra
Endy Arfian Endy Arfian ... Tony
Nasar Annuz Nasar Annuz ... Bondi (as Nasar Anuz)
M. Adhiyat M. Adhiyat ... Ian (as Muhammad Adhiyat)
Arswendi Nasution Arswendi Nasution ... Ustadz (as Arswendi Bening Swara)
Egy Fedly Egy Fedly ... Budiman
Ayu Laksmi Ayu Laksmi ... Mother
Elly D. Luthan Elly D. Luthan ... Grandma
Fachry Albar Fachry Albar ... Batara
Asmara Abigail ... Darminah
Dwiky Al Asyam Dwiky Al Asyam ... Tentara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muhammad Daffa Marsal Muhammad Daffa Marsal ... Anak Tetangga
Bagaskara Aji Rifai Bagaskara Aji Rifai ... Anak Tetangga (voice)


The family of Rini is financially broken and she lives with her father, her mother that is ill, her grandmother that is crippled, and her brothers Tony, Bondi and the mute six year-old Ian in an old house in the countryside nearby a cemetery. Her mother, who was a successful singer, is dying from a mysterious disease and her father does not have money to support the family. When her mother dies, her father needs to travel to the city to sell the house and weird things happen in the house. The skeptical Rini befriends Hendra, son of the religious Ustadz, and they learn that her mother was infertile and joined a cult that worships Satan to have children. And now, when Ian will be seven, they will take the boy with them. What can they do to protect Ian? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Mystery


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Apartment room number: 3-17 Also, Matthew 3:17 (bible verse): "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." See more »


The son's head crushed by a truck, is intact when his body is taken to family. See more »


Remake of Satan's Slave (1982) See more »


Kelam Malam
Performed by The Spouse and Aimee Saras and 'Tony Marle'
Written by Joko Anwar and 'Tony Marle'
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Could've Been Better.
7 August 2018 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

THIS was a breakthrough for Indonesian horror? In that case they have a looooong way to go in terms of storytelling.

You've seen everything on display here. Without giving up any spoilers, suffice it to say, most of these scenes can be seen in "The Exorcist," "The Omen," "Zombie," and countless other horror films. In fact, "Satan's Slaves" is so derivative that it simply seems like an Indonesian version of countless other South Korean horror films.

The film had a slow build with a few jump scares, but the ending was a let down. Anyway, it is what it is. I suppose that coming from Indonesia, a religious country rife with censorship laws, "Satan's Slaves" would probably have been a breakthrough in that sense. Otherwise, meh. Nothing to see here, folks.

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Release Date:

28 September 2017 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Pengabdi Setan See more »

Filming Locations:

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia


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Dolby Surround 7.1



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2.35 : 1
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