Malaysian Horror Films? Bring ’em On!1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
A wild-eyed woman chants under her breath, raises her knife and stabs a man. The trailer then cuts to the next scene – the severed head of her victim being placed inside a plastic bag.
The gory scene is from made-in-Malaysia horror film called “Dukun,” which means witch doctor.
Malay horror movies have become popular throughout the country in recent years because of their local storylines and vast improvements in the quality of their production, industry players say.
Most of them are set in Malaysian villages and revolve around either a pontianak (female vampire), a witch doctor or possession and exorcism.