RASUK (2018) Review of Indonesian horror

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Rasuk – translation: “Beam” – is a 2018 Indonesian supernatural horror  film directed by Ubay Fox from a story by author Risa Saraswati (Danur).

The Dheeraj Kalwani production for Dee Company stars Shandy Aulia, Miller Khan,  Denira Wiraguna, Gabriella Desta, Josephine Firmstone, Baron Hermanto and Maya Kusuma.

Langgir Janaka (Shandy Aulia) cannot understand the dispute with her mother that never seems to end. Her mother continues to blame herself for her father’s traffic accident.

Even when her mother remarries, and lives happily with her new husband and has a baby boy, Bakula, they are still hostile. This unhappiness makes Langgir always feel jealous of the lives of her three best friends, Sekar, Fransisca and Lintang, whom she considers far more perfect. All this accumulates into hatred in Langgir’s heart.

Langgir confides in Abimanyu (Miller Khan), a handsome young man whom she is falling for, despite his indifference

The friends go for a vacation to secluded forest cabin in Karma Rinjani. However, Langgir becomes angry when Abhimanyu suddenly arrives at the invitation of Inggrid, who has already become his lover. Meanwhile, dark and sinister events begin to take over their lives…

Rasuk concludes with an incredibly weak exorcism and an ending that is so sugar-coated you could box it and sell it as a breakfast cereal. It’s supposed to be touching, uplifting and have a positive moral message. Instead, it’s so unbelievable it had me laughing. A total disaster from start to finish Rasuk is one to avoid.” Voices from the Balcony

Rasuk was released in Indonesia by MD Pictures on 28 June 2018.

This film should not be confused with the 2011 Malaysian comedy horror movie of the same name.

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