Mystics in Bali (1981)

  • June 22, 2019 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Original title: Leák
Directed by: H. Tjut Djalil
Run time: 86 min
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Some disturbing scenes)

In researching for a book, Cathy travels to Bali and is introduced to the black magic cult of Leák. She meets an evil witch who promises to train her in the dark arts and is turned into a penanggalan, a grotesque flying vampire who terrorises the innocent villagers around her. Based on a novel by Putra Mada entitled Leák Ngakak, the Leák is a mythological flying head with entrails still attached. Leáks are said to haunt graveyards, feed on corpses, with the power to fly and shape shift themselves into animals.

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