Why Do Indonesian Filmmakers Love to Make Horror Movies?


According to my note, about 20 or 41% of Indonesian films released in 2007 are horror. The trend was then continuing in 2008 where about 18% (of 77 movies) horror produced. This is a great decrease. But regarding the history, since 1940s, the horror genre prevails in Indonesia. The market has not been really saturated.
Indonesian industry of film (and television, actually) until recently still considers this genre as super talisman for that selling. The talisman has recently been worth, indeed. Moreover, there was clearly an added bonus to dearest filmmaker: making the horrors is usually cheaper than, say, the dramas. One of reasons, this genre didn’t require any big star. Just position the newbie on and amazingly the tickets sold out yet.
Moreover, the Department of Culture and Tourism in Indonesia had opened the booth for selling Indonesian movies at international film festivals like Cannes annually since 2007. Some of those movies are horror. Surprisingly, it sold well, including to some distributors in come the horror attract the “left brain” people, I don’t know.
However, in Indonesia, horror movies will never be dies because moviegoers here so enjoyed them. We would love to be frightened off. Nothing is wrong with that. ซีรี่ย์ ญี่ปุ่น watched action movie for be astonished and felt like gasp, watched comedy so you can get huge laugh. And watched horror, what else, to be scared!
But excessive everything has it own unwanted effect, don’t they? While other people had never challenge with walking everywhere s/he likes and works overtime until midnight, we, the Indonesian? Taking one foot step away, we are going to anxious. Beginning to feel how if for the reason that corner a “thing” could suddenly arrive. So many supernatural beings that Indonesian citizen must frightened of!
Yes, those supernatural beings are available, to my opinion. Don’t believe it? Come to Indonesia and request for it towards the natives. Each region and culture has its own supernatural being. Just, I wonder why some Indonesian will to waste their time for something not supposed to be human business like this.
Take an appearance closer here, lottery fortune teller continues to be popular, we also still trust tarot, oracle service via Short Message Service, etc. Even a few of youngster who represented modern logic generation depends on astrology for living their life. If not, why they go on expecting horoscope rubric in youth and cosmopolitan media?
Some said our society is spiritual, precisely: excessive believe. This is a question of culture. So how will Indonesian movies sterile from horror genre?