November has slipped by and December is finally here, but I’m still squeezing in the odd movie review here and there in this busy Holiday season. This time out, another Indonesian horror effort, “Taring” by director Rizal Mantovani of “Kuntilanak” fame.
So, have I got a synopsis? Yep… and it goes sorta like this: “Farah (Fahrani Empel) is a lingerie model and is working for an agency called Heaven’s Secret. One day she receives a work offer with the theme “Wild Fantasy” for photo session in Werenggini, a forest that is located in near a remote village. She gladly receives the offer as she desperately needs the money for medical treatment for her sick mother.
Together she heads to the forest with two friends and fellow models; Wiwid (Shinta Bachir) and Gabriella (Rebecca Reidjman) for the photo session. Following them are Alex (Meidian Maladi), the reprensentative from the agency, together with photographer, Iyan (Dallas Pratama) and his sister Inngrid (Reynavenska).
Upon their arrival at the entrance of Werenggini Forest, the local residents advise them not to enter as the mythical “forest keepers”, who are evil by nature, are seeking sacrifices in human lives. However, the stubborn Alex insists on proceeding with the photo session inside the dark forest despite the warnings.
When dusk falls each members of the group begin to disappear mysteriously from the remote forest, their lives being taken by the “forest keepers”. What is to be the ultimate fate for Farah and her friends? Will any of them survive the night and escape from Werenggini Forest alive in the end?”
Oooohh!! Forest Demons!! Neko’s all over this one! Hopefully Rizal will score well for me this time out, although he’s gonna have to work at it pretty hard to equal the creepy enjoyment “Kuntilanak” brought this lil’ Catgirl. So break out the wine coolers and settle in and your Favorite Catgirl Movie Princess is gonna tell you all the gory details!!