Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto may have taken a detour into action ass-kickery recently with Headshot. He also has another actioner in the pipe—The Night Comes for Us with Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, and Julie Estelle—which I’m suitably jacked up for. But one half of the duo known as the Mo Brothers (along with Kimo Stamboel), his heart lies in horror. Before that drops, he’s set to deliver May the Devil Take You. Another horror joint, it has an unsettling new trailer, complete with a floating woman holding what appears to be a severed goat head. You know, just in case the title didn’t tip you off to the evil lurking within. Check it out below.
I don’t even know where to start with this. Whoo boy. This May the Devil Take You trailer isn’t in English, sorry if you’re not fluent, but it gets the point across, even if you don’t understand a word. It promises to be creepy and mean and all kinds of twisted.
Here’s the actual synopsis if you’re interested in such matters:
Alfie, a troubled young woman reluctantly reunites with her estranged father. Discovering that her coma-induced father has been hit by an unexplained disease, she herself starts to experience supernatural occurrences. Alfie and her step siblings then venture into her father's abandoned villa; a place that might hold the answer to what has happened. Soon, they discover something terrifying, unwittingly unleashing a malevolent spirit that will send them into the edge of mayhem and despair.
May the Devil Take You opens in Indonesia on August 9. Hopefully the rest of us will be able to gawk at it soon. I can imagine this popping up at one of the fall film festivals, like Fantastic Fest or TIFF, but we’ll have to see.