Over the last several years, Indonesian horror has been on the rise, but later this month, local moviegoers will be able to see a film with particularly high promise. DANUR, based on the best-selling novel Gerbang Dialog Danur, hits cinema screens on March 30th, and after speaking with Director Awi Suryadi last week, we thought now would be the perfect time to catch up with the leading lady herself, Prilly Latuconsina, to get her thoughts on the project.
Here’s what she had to say:
Of all the things you’ve been involved with, I’m not sure anyone would have pictured you starring in a Horror film. Is this something that you’ve always wanted to do?
At what point did the studio contact you with the opportunity?
Were you nervous at all about the challenges that the horror genre brings?
What was different about being on set with Awi as opposed to some of the other projects you’ve worked on?
I hear you’re a horror movie fan yourself? What’s your favorite kind of horror movie, and after working on DANUR, do you see yourself working on more in the future?
What kind of preparation did you do for the role? Did you want to read the novel or did you prefer to act based on the screenplay alone?
This might sound like a silly question… but do you believe in ghosts? Has starring in DANUR changed anything for you in that regard?
What do you think your fans will be most surprised by when they see the film?
That night, Little Risa meets three little Dutch boys playing hide-and-seek in her grandmother’s closet. They introduce themselves as Peter, William and Janshen. Her wish for a friend has been granted threefold. She doesn’t care that her mother can’t seem to see her new friends, their friendship is real to her. Until one night her mother comes home with a paranormal and he opens her inner eye… Little Risa finally sees her friends in their true form.
9 years later. Risa is a teenager and she hasn’t seen her childhood friends since that night. She has to return to her grandmother’s house to take care of her until a replacement nanny arrives. Upon the nanny’s arrival, strange things start to happen and Risa just might need her childhood friends more than ever.