The proud news now comes from the creative sector of Indonesian cinema. The film ‘Satan’s Slave’ (2017) won the Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2018 event. The victory was obtained in the category of Best Horror Film.
As the name suggests, the festival takes place in Toronto, Canada. From the website torontoafterdark.com, Satan’s Slave starring Tara Basro was also awarded as the Most Scary Film. The film that won the award at the 2017 Indonesian Film Festival event was also much talked about because of its classic story. Coupled with the appearance of the figure ‘Mother’ played by Ayu Laksmi which became viral on social media.
Devotion Servant is a remake of the legendary film “Pengabdi Setan” by director Sisworo Gautama Putra which aired in 1980. While the Devil Servant by Joko Anwar presents a number of young players, such as Tara Basro, Dimas Aditya, Egy Fedly, Malaysian actor Bront Palarea.
The announcement was conveyed by the director on his Twitter account, Monday, October 29, 2018. “Servant of Satan won the Best Horror Film award in Toronto, Canada,” Joko wrote.
Pengabdi Setan menang penghargaan Best Horror Film di Toronto, Kanada. pic.twitter.com/YlKsBaiwwK
— Joko Anwar (@jokoanwar) October 29, 2018
Like the traditi on in Toronto After Dark, the judges were fans who gave more than 5 thousand votes this year. The audience of this festival determines horror films, science fiction and the best action from around the world. Toronto After Dark Film Festival is a festival of horror, sci-fi, action and cult films held annually in Toronto, Canada. The festival displays a variety of from Asia, Europe and North America. This year, the festival will take place on October 11-19.
In addition to winning prestigious awards in the world of international cinema, the satan’s slave film also received compliment from film director Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson. He conveyed the positive reviews through social media. “Satan’s Slaves is a well-crafted, shit-scary horror film from Indonesia. (Devotion Servant is a scary horror film that is well made from Indonesia),” Derrickson wrote on his Twitter account @scottderrickson, as quoted by Kompas.com, Wednesday (6/27/2018). Derrickson even likens the film starring actress Tara Basro as a gem. “Film festivals are all about discovering gems like this one (the film festival aims to find gems like this),” he wrote again.