Satan’s Slave (1982) (Blu-ray Review)

Satan’s Slave (1982) (Blu-ray Review)

Satan’s Slave (1982) (Blu-ray Review)

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Satan’s Slave (1982) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Sisworo Gautama Putra
Starring: Ruth Pelupessi, W.D. Mochtar, Fachrul Rozy
Rated: R/Region: O/2.39/Number of discs: 1
Available from Severin Films

Since the death of his wife, Munarto and his two children, Rita and Tommy, are quite shaken, especially Tommy. On the advice of his friend, he goes to a fortune-teller who forecasts the destruction of his family. At the suggestion of the fortune teller, Tommy learns black magic through books. Munarto gets a housemaid through an agency. Darmina starts to work in their house. Tommy is suspicious because she looks exactly like the fortune teller he once visited…

No, this isn’t the 1976 Satan’s Slave directed by Norman J. Warren, this is the super cool and extra creepy Satan’s Slave from 1982 made in Indonesia by Sisworo Gautama Putra! Some call this one a remake of Phantasm but I must admit that I really don’t see that outside a very small scene or two dealing with the leading young man. At the heart of things, this is about a family dealing with the death of a mother and the son in question here is taking it extra bad and seems to get caught up in a mess that is only made worse by a very strange woman. This calls for some really weird and eerie scenes that are pretty darn worthy of seeking out and see for yourself if you haven’t. The undead are after these people that have become estranged from their faith and if they want a chance of living they better find that faith along with some other help fast!

I like the story here and I really like the eerie and creepy vibe this one gives off. If it wasn’t for the slower nature of it in spots I’d be all for giving this one an even higher rating than I’ll end up giving it. This one brought on a remake later on and I’m shocked we’ve not seen an American one even if now with modern tricks we’d probably never be able to match the look and feel of this creepy one here. If this was intended as some sort of remake of Phantasm in Indonesia, then they lucked up and made themselves a very good horror flick. As you’d expect Severin brings the goods in the transfer and in the extras. We have some very good interviews there and I enjoyed learning all the more about this one and even more about some of the other horror flicks you can find in Indonesia. If you’ve not seen this one, I think you should pick it up for sure!


  • Satan’s Box Office: Interview with Producer Gope T. Samtani
  • Indonesian Atmosphere: Interview with Screenwriter Imam Tantowi
  • Satan’s Slave Obsession: Audio Interview with Remake Director Joko Anwar

Quality of Transfer: 98%

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