By and by, college student's Putri's (Sheila Marcia) friends disappear
from a photograph they have all taken together. Now that's creepy enough
of course, but made even more so by the fact that they are killed in real
life as well. For the survivors it's soon a race against time that has
them meet with demons, dancing zombies, pocongs (= undead corpses tied into their
shrouds), hopping vampires and the like, until the last two survivors,
Putri and Beni (Reza Rahadian) - whom she has in the meantime fallen in
love with - have to realize they are fighting a very human serialkiller
who has only photoshopped Putri's photograph to make her friends
disappear. In the end, the killer turns out to be a friend of Putri's who
has killed all the others because they gangraped his sister, then pushed
her out of a window - and Beni was their ringleader. In the finale, the
killer and Beni kill each other, but Putri somehow survives.
don't know what above sounds like, but it's actually a genre parody very
much in the tradition of Scary Movie - meaning it's a very careless
mix of scenes spoofing other films (among them Psycho, ET, Poltergeist,
Spider-Man, Shutter, The
Exorcist) and (local as well as international) genre motives that
invariably goes for the lowest common denominator and cheap laughs and
shows rather little interest in sophistication, subtlety or even
storytelling. And somehow, the very violent ending sits uneasy with all
the (supposed) fun that went on before.
In all, despite the intended
laughs this is a rather sad affair - and a complete waste of time.