It gets harder and harder to feel profound genuine fear the older you get, or at the very least, you aren't frightened by the same things you once were as a child. So as an an adult fan of the horror genre, living vicariously (if you could call it that) through the experiences of a child involved in some truly terrifying circumstances, means a chance to recapture that kind of long-lost fear. Awi Suryadi has already proven to be successful at accomplishing exactly that, as proven by his chilling entry into the killer-clown sub-genre, 'Badoet', so it's safe to say we are in good hands with 'Danur' (currently in post-production). Check out the trailer below!
And so the story goes -
Little Risa is lonely. Her father is working in a foreign country and her mother is kept busy between taking care of her sick grandmother in the hospital and her job as a public servant. So Little Risa is spending her school holiday mostly alone in her grandmother's big house. When her mother misses her 8th birthday, Little Risa wishes for a friend. As soon as she blows the candle, she hears a little boy singing...
That night, Little Risa meets three little Dutch boys playing hide-and-seek in her grandmother's closet. They introduce themselves as Peter, William and Janshen. Her wish for a friend has been granted threefold. She doesn't care that her mother can't seem to see her new friends, their friendship is real to her. Until one night her mother comes home with a paranormal and he opens her inner eye... Little Risa finally sees her friends in their true form.
9 years later. Risa is a teenager and she hasn't seen her childhood friends since that night. She has to return to her grandmother's house to take care of her until a replacement nanny arrives. Upon the nanny's arrival, strange things start to happen and Risa just might need her childhood friends more than ever.