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Queen of black magic
The beautiful world of cheap Asian cinema, with handcrafted special
effects and a plot that takes from local folklore and doesn't get lost
in unnecessary matters. This one remind the Shaw Brothers and
specifically, given the theme, "Black Magic" and "Black Magic 2".
Although many (including imdb) catalogue this film as a sequel to the
two I just mentioned, there are no Run Run and Run Me Shaw, we are not
in Hong Kong, but in Indonesia, another nation that has never joked
about horror movies.
Directed by Lilik Sudjio, Indonesian genre director, who here directs a
cast known in his country with a certain Suzzanna as the protagonist.
Well, the title takes away a lot of surprises and the fact that this
Suzzanna is the protagonist immediately identifies her as the queen of
the title. The actress, in fact, plays Murni, a girl from a remote
village who has an affair with a criminal who does not want to marry
her, on the contrary, he marries another girl and accuses Murni of
being a witch, because his wife has strange visions. So they burn
Murni's mother's house and throw the girl off a cliff. Murni does not
die, but falls precisely into the arms of an old sorcerer who teaches
her the magical arts. She returns to the village and unleashes her
atrocious revenge. And I write atrocious but because it really is. Bees
that attack mercilessly, people who catch fire, bodies that explode,
water that turns into quicksand and the beloved whose head explodes and
turns into zombies.
Weird in quite every scenes, absurd moments, for a film that had a sort of makeover, also Indonesian, in 2019. Not to be missed.