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Shudder picks up, sets date for Joko Anwar’s “SATAN’S SLAVES: COMMUNION”

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The sequel to the Indonesian fright favorite sees release later this year.

Shudder has announced its acquisition of SATAN’S SLAVES: COMMUNION, writer/director Joko Anwar’s follow-up to his 2017 international success. Actors Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz, Egi Fedly and Ayu Laksmi return from the original movie, joined by newcomers Muzakki Ramdhan, Fatih Unru, Ratu Felisha, Jourdy Pranata, Kiki Narendra, Nafiza Fatia Rani and Iqbal Sulaiman. The synopsis: “SATAN’S SLAVES: COMMUNION follows a family living in a rundown apartment after escaping terror from their mother who returned from death, not knowing that their new place is a bigger threat to their lives.” The first Indonesian film shot with IMAX technology, COMMUNION will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Friday, November 4.

“I’m thrilled to have Shudder releasing SATAN’S SLAVES: COMMUNION and presenting the movie to its perfect audience,” Anwar says. “This film is a direct sequel to the first one and will answer some questions left in the first movie while opening up new things to explore in the storyline.”

“For at least the last half decade,” says Shudder general manager Craig Engler, “Joko Anwar has been directing some of the best horror movies in the world. The original SATAN’S SLAVES is widely lauded as one of the scariest movies in Shudder history, so we’re beyond thrilled to have Joko back with a sequel that more than lives up to the original. We can’t wait for our members to see how this terrifying story plays out.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.