KUNTILANAK 3 (2022) Reviews of Indonesian horror

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Kuntilanak 3 is a 2022 Indonesian supernatural fantasy horror film about a young girl who is taken to a school for gifted children.

The movie is obviously a sequel to Kuntilanak (2018) and Kuntilanak 2 (2019).

Directed by Rizal Mantovani (Asih 2; Rasuk 2Tembang LingsirJailanGkungWewe) from a screenplay written by Alim Sudio.

The MVP Pictures production stars Nicole Rossi, Andryan Bima, Ali Fikry, Adlu Fahrezi, Ciara Nadine Brosnan, Faras Fatik, Clarice Cutie, Romaria Simbolon, Nena Rosier, Sara Wijayanto, Wafda Saifan Lubis, Nafa Urbach, Aming Sugandhi, Ise Irish and Emmi Lemmu.


Plot synopsis:
Dinda (Nicole Rossi), who is considered strange by the village children because of her strength, accidentally injures Panji and Ambar. Regretting her actions, Dinda asks Aunt Dona (Nena Rosier) to register her at the Mata Hati School, so that she can learn to control her power…


” …with four films all of which were only able to come with story quality ranging from mediocre to bad, it seems that a stronger improvement is needed to make Kuntilanak able to maintain its audience in the future. Very disappointing.” 2 out of 5, Amir at the Movies

“The action scenes that featured the battles of the good teachers and sects present in the third round were executed too simply […] I also questioned the logic of the script when in the “ritual” scene, the procession was too easily distracted. Even though the fantasy concept and the story are full of holes, this film doesn’t disappoint thanks to the line-up of the cast…” 5 out of 10, Notes on Hobbies

“It’s hard to believe that this film isn’t actually a parody of another film with a similar theme that comes out convincingly. The horror elements are not explored, while the fantasy side is presented in a less mature way. In the end, despite having the potential to be more, Kuntilanak 3 is more likely to appear ridiculous than stunning.” 2 out of 5, Tales from Motion Sickness

“The film side-lines two of the kids and introduces some new friends at the school but really did nothing within the narrative to build a friendship […] the plot relied on a massive suspension of disbelief […] Not a great ending to the series, but at least we got actual vampirism.” 3.5 out of 10, Taliesin Meets the Vampires


Kuntilanak 3 was released in Indonesia and Singapore on April 30, 2022.

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