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TEMPAT ANGKER – SOUNDS FROM INDONESIAN HORROR MOVIES

Updated: Jan 17


Tempat Angker (haunted place) is Neurotica Exotica’s new ritual Halloween mixtape. To celebrate one year of audio research in West Java and to bring together the longing for All Hallows' Eve partying with the archipelago’s richness in local and historical horror folklore tropes, figures, characters and stories, Artetetra’s co-founder cuts up 120 minutes of soundtracks, sound effects and dialogues from the glorious and extensive Indonesian horror movies tradition counting more than 700 titles.


By sampling excerpts from 43 movies spanning the ages from the early seventies to the two thousand and tens, mostly trying to portrait the sound influence of the vintage horror era made popular by the “queen of horror”, actress Suzzanna, Tempat Angker throws you into decades of experimentation in conjuring the sound of Indonesian terror. Unearthly screams, bombastic fights, bamboo music, eighties synthy extravaganza, ominous sound effects, sexy dangdut, evilish pitched vocals, gamelan, eerie laughters from beyond and even calls to prayer fill the air in the spooky month!


Cover image: Suzzanna in Sundelbolong


No tracklist for this massive collage! Just a list of movies in chronological order that made the mixtape and which you should definitely watch:


Panji Tengkorak (1971)

Beranak Dalam Kubur (1972)

Napsu Gila (1973)

Pengabdi Setan (1980)

Sundelbolong (1981)

Dukun Ilmu Hitam (1981)

Nyi Blorong (1982)

Bayi Ajaib (1982)

Mystics In Bali (1981)

Ratu Ilmu Hitam (1981)

Bangunnya Nyai Rorokidul (1985)

Memburu Makelar Mayat (1986)

Dendam Jumat Kliwon (1986)

Tujuh Harimau Jadi Jadian (1986)

Misteri Rumah Tua (1987)

Pernikahan Berdarah (1987)

Malam Satu Suro (1988)

Siluman Teluk Gonggo (1988)

Bisikan Arwah (1988)

Wewe Gombel (1988)

Lukisan Berlumur Darah (1988)

Siluman Kera (1988)

Misteri Dari Gunung Merapi: Penghuni Rumah Tua (1989)

Kisah Cinta Nyi Blorong (1989)

Pembalasan Setan Karang Bolong (1989)

Sepasang Iblis Betina (1989)

Musnahkan Ilmu Santet (1989)

Tamu Tengah Malam (1989)

Warisan Terlarang (1990)

Perjanjian Terlarang (1990)

Makhluk Dari Kubur (1991)

Si Manis Jembatan Ancol (1994)

Birahi Perempuan Halus (1997)

Jelangkung (2001)

Kafir (2002)

Tusuk Jelangkung (2003)

Kanibal - Sumanto (2004)

Bangsal 13 (2005)

Mirror (2005)

Rumah Dara (2009)

Keramat (2009)

Pintu Terlarang (2009)

Palasik (2015)


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