|studio||Bloody Disgusting Selects|
|director||The Mo Brothers|
|writer||The Mo Brothers|
|starring||Shareefa Daanish, Julie Estelle, Imelda Therrine, Sigi Wimala, Ario Bayu|
SynopsisTwo newly weds Adjie and Astrid, along with 3 of their best friends decided to have an interstate road trip as a last attempt to reconcile Adjie with his estranged little sister Ladya. Their trip is however abruptly interrupted when they run into Maya, a strange girl out of nowhere, who wanders aimlessly into their path. "I've been robbed" is all she has to say. The friends unanimously decided to give her a ride to her isolated house by the end of the woods. Maya introduces Adjie and friends to her blue-blooded mother Dara, a woman of ageless enigma and few spoken words. Dara insists that their kindness should be repaid with a dinner feast. This is where the night turns into a crimson-hell for the 6 friends, who find themselves trapped and hunted down by Dara and her cult-like family of her three deadly protégés, born and raised to systematically eliminate unsuspecting passers-by for one nefarious reason. Slaughtered one by one, everybody will bleed, the darkest of nights never looked so red.
A couple years ago I caught a short named Dara, which I enjoyed quite a bit, so I was curious to see how the feature version, Macabre, played out. The story has been changed some in order to accommodate a 90 minute narrative, but unlike certain other films of its type, I never got the impression that I was watching a padded version of a story intended to be told in 20 minutes… at least until its final reel. Slight spoilers follow. …Read More