SATAN’S SLAVES 2: COMMUNION on Shudder is the sequel to the terrifying – and amazing – 2017 horror movie from Joko Anwar. Director and cast return for this strong sequel. Read our Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion movie review here!
SATAN’S SLAVES 2: COMMUNION is a new horror mystery on Shudder. As indicated very clearly by its title, this movie is a sequel. Obviously, this means you should check out the first movie before watching this. Fortunately, that was a gorgeously creepy horror movie, so you’re in for a treat.
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The movies are from Indonesia and the first movie was actually a remake. The original title of this new movie is Pengabdi Setan 2: Communion. This was the first Indonesian film shot with IMAX technology, so you know they were betting on drawing in the theater crowds in Indonesia.
Continue reading our full Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion movie review below. Find it on Shudder from November 4, 2022.
Cast and crew return
If you’ve watched the first movie – and you really should because it’s awesome – then you’ll already be familiar with the cast. The returning cast members of this Indonesian horror franchise include Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz, Egi Fedly, and Ayu Laksmi.
For this sequel, there is still a very profound focus on the characters and their relationship as a family. However, since they’ve moved to an apartment building (they lived in a house in the first movie), there are also many new characters.
We also get to know these characters and, once again, the story makes us care about and for them. This means we want them to survive and make it through the horrors that are coming their way. Well, most of them anyway, but this is also addressed.
For one, there is a dad who beats both his wife and kids. This is also a story element that is covered in a way that highlights the issue in a strong and sober way.
Do not miss out on this one – seriously!
When I watched the first Satan’s Slaves I was blown away. The perfect timing of scares along with the strong characters that you get to know was a very powerful combination. That’s why we gave that movie a top rating when we screened it.
As already mentioned, this movie is from Indonesia (org. title: Pengabdi Setan 2: Communion) and if you like South Korean genre productions, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for Indonesian movies as well. Well, certainly those directed by Joko Anwar, in any case.
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Make sure you check out the HBO Asia produced horror anthology Folklore >
And please don’t worry about any language barrier. Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion movie is about so much more than dialogue anyway. And the creepy, eerie and downright terrifying vibe is strong with this one!
Watch Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion on Shudder!
Joko Anwar is a truly brilliant horror master who is still underrated on a global level. However, he has managed to cross borders (and language barriers) with this horror franchise. You just cannot ignore his impeccable timing and strong storytelling skills.
And while the first movie was a remake (or based on another movie), this is an original Joko Anwar story. With the same characters still, but a fresh and relevant story.
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While Satan’s Slaves is my favorite Joko Anwar horror movie, Impetigore (2019) is also a horror movie I would recommend very strongly – and it’s also on Shudder >
While Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion is a very strong sequel, it doesn’t quite reach the levels of the first movie. Then again, a sequel surpassing the original movie really is the exception more than the rule. Making a strong sequel, however, is a huge success on its own.
Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion is on Shudder from November 4, 2022.
Director: Joko Anwar
Writer: Joko Anwar
Stars: Tara Basro, Endy Arfian, Bront Palarae, Nasar Annuz, Ayu Laksmi, Egi Fedl, Ratu Felisha
Satan’s Slaves: Communion follows a family living in a rundown apartment after escaping terror from an evil cult and their undead mother, unaware that their new home is a bigger threat to their lives.
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