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Satan’s Slaves

September 20, 2017
1hr 47min
Status: released

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Satan’s Slaves Movie Details:

Original title Pengabdi Setan
Based onSatan’s Slave (1980) Story by Subagio S.
Country Indonesia
Language Indonesian
Release date20 September 2017
Running time1hr 47min
StarringTara Basro
Bront Palarae
Ayu Laksmi
Endy Arfian
Nasar Anuz
Muhammad Adhiyat
Elly D. Luthan
Dimas Aditya
Arswendi Nasution
Timothy Joddy
Egi Fedly
Directed by Joko Anwar
Screenplay byJoko Anwar
Produced byGope T. Samtani
Sunil Samtani
Priya N. K.
Cinematography by Ical Tanjung
Edited by Arifin Cu’unk
Music byBemby Gusti
Tony Merle
Aghi Narottama
Production CompanyRapi Films
CJ Entertainment
Distributor Rapi Films and CJ Entertainment (Indonesia)
RLJE Films (United States)

Satan’s Slaves Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Tara Basro is Rini, Bahri’s, and Mawarni’s 22-year-old daughter as well as sister to Toni, Bondi, and Ian
  • Bront Palarae as Bahri Suwono, father to Rini, Toni, and Bondi as well as husband to Mawarni
  • Ayu Laksmi as Mawarni Suwono, mother to Rini, Toni, Bondi, and Ian as well as wife to Bahri
  • Endy Arfian as Toni, Bahri’s and Mawarni’s 16-year-old son as well as brother to Rini, Bondi, and Ian
  • Nasar Anuz as Bondi, Bahri’s and Mawarni’s 10-year-old son as well as brother to Rini, Toni, and Ian
  • Muhammad Adhiyat is Ian, Bahri’s and Mawarni’s deaf 6-year-old son as well as brother to Rini, Toni, and Bondi
  • Elly D. Luthan as Rahma Saidah, Rini’s grandmother
  • Arswendi Nasution as the ustad
  • Dimas Aditya as Hendra, the ustad’s son
  • Egi Fedly as Budiman
  • Fachri Albar as Batara
  • Asmara Abigail as Darminah


The family of Rini is financially broken and she lives with her father, her mother that is ill, her grandmother that is crippled, and her brothers Tony, Bondi and the mute six year-old Ian in an old house in the countryside nearby a cemetery. Her mother, who was a successful singer, is dying from a mysterious disease and her father does not have money to support the family. When her mother dies, her father needs to travel to the city to sell the house and weird things happen in the house. The skeptical Rini befriends Hendra, son of the religious Ustadz, and they learn that her mother was infertile and joined a cult that worships Satan to have children. And now, when Ian will be seven, they will take the boy with them. What can they do to protect Ian?

Satan’s Slaves Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

BudgetRp 2 billion ($150,000)
Worldwide Collection$16.2 million

Satan’s Slaves Movie tracklist:

1.“Kelam Malam” (Dark Night)Joko AnwarTony MerleThe Spouse2:42
2.“Karma”AnwarThe SpouseThe Spouse3:46
3.“Kelam Malam” (Vinyl Version)AnwarMerleThe Spouse2:42
4.“Serenade”Bemby GustiGustiThe Spouse
5.“Mala Pujaan Hatiku”GustiGustiAnwar
6.“Di Wajahmu Kulihat Bulan”Sam SaimunGustiThe Spouse3:10

About Satan’s Slaves Movie:

Satan’s Slaves (Indonesian: Pengabdi Setan) is a Indonesian horror film written and directed by Joko Anwar.

Satan’s Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) is a loose remake-prequel to the 1980 film of the same name directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra based on a story by Subagio S.

Director Joko Anwar had wanted to direct a remake of Pengabdi Setan ever since starting his film-making career, as the film had moved him to become a filmmaker.

Rapi Films already had a remake of the film in the works with a different director attached, but Anwar managed to successfully pitch his own vision for the film to producer Sunil Samtani and was attached to the project soon after.

Samtani granted the film a budget exceeding Rp 2 billion, far more than the average films produced by Rapi, in order to fully realize director Anwar’s vision for production design.

The production team took four months to search for a filming location to accurately represent the 1980’s era in which the film takes place.

The original filming location was located in Puncak Bogor, West Java, but the owner did not give them the proper permission to film there. The team continued searching until they found an old house in the Pangalengan area which they redesigned to fit the aesthetic of the era.

Satan’s Slaves premiered in Indonesia at the Epicentrum XXI, Kuningan, South Jakarta on September 20, 2017. The film was released in all Indonesian cinemas on September 28, 2017, and in Malaysia and Singapore on November 23, 2017. The film also to be released in 42 countries.

Satan’s Slaves is the highest-grossing Indonesian film of 2017 with 4.2 million admissions.

A sequel, Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion, was released in August 2022.