In Indonesian horror films, the shamanic theme is often played out, and most often the evil forces are not defeated by the heroes, as in Western movies, but rather by “guides of good forces” and supporters of light magic. This is partly due to the fact that ideas of individualism are not widely spread in Indonesia and there is almost no image of a lone hero. The consciousness of Indonesians is collective and archaic.
Asian cinema stands apart from the usual cinema. Asian horrors are not mediocre. They are either fiercely scary: with a terrifying atmosphere, with depressing music, with the most unimaginable angles of shooting and with really frightening monsters and special effects, quite simple, but spectacular. Or terrible: illogical, drawn-out, full of cliches, with nasty sounds.