Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Horror Movie Challenge: Mystics in Bali (1981)

Mystics in Bali is one of those movies I have known about for years.  I have been wanting to see because it had Leyak black magic and a Penanggalan in it.  One of the very few movies I have been able to find about them.

Let's get this done first.  This movie is not good. The acting is bad, the script is a bit lame and specially effects are bad even by the standards of 1981.

The Leyak, or the black magic witch had an annoying habit of laughing, moaning and talking like Yoda throughout the entire movie.

Now the basic story is interesting enough; a young American woman researching black magic in a land unknown to most Americans and seduced by the magic.  
I won't give away the end save that it was fairly predictable and cliched.

2016 Movie tally
Watched: 5
New: 4


Tim Knight said...

Likewise, this has been on the periphery of my radar for years (it was just the Penanggalan that caught my interest), but it's always been too much of an unknown to pull the trigger on. Your mini-review has convinced me that there's no need to elevate this title higher on my "must see" list. Thanks ;)

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Yeah...It's just not good.