Maya, who grew up without knowing who her parents were, learns that she is to inherit an old mansion in the hometown she left a long time ago. Hiding her identity, she visits the town with her friend Dini to get more information from the locals, but as she is gradually exposed, the girls are threatened with horrible deaths. What is the curse that has haunted the village for years? How will Maya escape with their lives?
This latest feature from the master of Indonesian genre film, and winner of the 2009 BIFAN Competition section Grand Prize with The Forbidden Door, Joko Anwar, was co-produced by CJ ENM. Impetigore is a well-made horror with all the mystical and grotesque tones of the film’s main subject matter, Indonesian traditional puppet theater. (Ellen Y. D. KIM)