MATIANAK “Dead Child” (2019) Preview


MatiAnak is a 2019 Indonesian supernatural horror feature film about strange and deathly occurrences at an orphanage after the arrival of a new boy.

Directed by Derby Romero (actor and producer, Cult aka Sekte) from a screenplay co-written by Wendy Chandra and William Chandra (Cult aka Sekte), the Pichouse Films production stars Cinta Laura Kiehl (Tar; Jeritan Malam; The Ninth Passenger), Jovarel Callum, Irsyadillah and Fatih Unru.


In the early ’90s, Ina (Cinta Laura Kiehl), a naive but diligent woman with a strong personality, ran an orphanage filled with orphans with many different personalities.

One day, the Village Chief brought along a quiet child named Andi who was the only survivor of a family who died mysteriously and sadistically. Ina accepted Andi even though the institution’s financial condition was not good. She was sure that with love Andi would recover from his trauma.

However, after Andi’s arrival, strange things began to happen. The orphanage begins to receive aid funds from strangers. But they also began to see pregnant women who haunted them and unnatural deaths occur. Ina must protect her children and save the house from unseen dark forces…

Cast and characters:

  • Cinta Laura Kiehl … Ina
  • Jovarel Callum … Andi
  • Irsyadillah … Jaka
  • Fatih Unru … Boni
  • Basmalah Gralind … Anna
  • Juliant Rafael … Timmy
  • Gesata Stella … Rita
  • Yayu A.W. Unru … Rosman
  • Elsa Diandra … Siti
  • Chico Radella … Kiki
  • M. Rafli … Rafli
  • Arswendy Bening Swara … Gus

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