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8 Best-Selling Indonesian Horror Films Released in 2022

Horror films dominate the list of the top 15 highest-grossing Indonesian films in 2022. What horror films are your favourites?


Yep, based on data from the Film Indonesia website until October 18, 2022, eight of the top 15 highest-grossing films this year have the horror genre. Six of the eight horror films even managed to penetrate more than one million viewers. In fact, it is possible that the horror films that dominate the list of the top 15 local films will increase by the end of 2022.

Well, here KINCIR will discuss the list of the best-selling Indonesian horror films in 2022. Come on, see the line!

Best-selling Indonesian horror film 2022

8. Mumun – 627,695 viewers

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Mumun is a horror film adaptation of soap operas So Pocong which was very popular in the early 2000s. With vibeswhich feels very like a soap opera, Mumun sells horror with nostalgia to its audience. Moreover, this film involves several players who have been involved in the soap opera version, one of which is H. Mandra.

Movie synopsis Mumun tells the story of Mumun (Acha Septriasa) who suddenly becomes the target debt collector because of the act of his twin, namely Mimin (Acha Septriasa). This later resulted in Mumun’s tragic death. However, during the burial process, Husen (H. Mandra) forgot to remove the pocong rope belonging to the village flower so that he wandered around as a pocong ghost.

7. Pamali – 774,462 viewers

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Pamali is a film adaptation of a locally produced video game of the same name. This film is about a man named Jaka Sunarya (Marthino Lio) who recently lost his job and decides to live a new life with his wife in a village. However, this husband and wife violated the customs in the village which made them have to face spirits that were after their lives.

Although it was only released on October 6, 2022, Pamali has managed to reach more than 700 thousand viewers and occupies the 12th position on the list of the top 15 highest-grossing Indonesian films. In fact, it is possible that the number of viewers and positions will continue to increase, because Pamali still showing in theaters at the time this article was written.

6. 3 – 1,313,304 viewers

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After the success of the previous two films, Rizal Mantovani is back with the film 3 in 2022. This third film also has a change in genre compared to the previous two films. Because, 3 combines the horror genre with fantasy to deliver a suspenseful story.

3 tells the story of Dinda who has supernatural abilities after returning from her parents’ house in the second film. He then found the Mata Hati school which housed children with special powers like him. However, the main character later learns the fact that the school owner is in alliance with Kuntilanak in order to live eternally.

5. Jailangkung: Sandekala – 1,528,235 viewers

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Kimo Stamboel got the trust to work on Jailangkung: Sandekala which in the previous two films was worked on by Rizal Mantovani. Therefore, it is not surprising that the third film Jailangkung it has nuance gore which is thicker because it is the hallmark of the director.

Movie synopsis Jailangkung: Sandekala tells the story of a family who is doing road trip. However, on the way, Kinan (Muzakki Ramdhan), who is one of the children in the family, mysteriously disappears. Niki (Syifa Hadju) who is Kinan’s half-brother tries to find him, but instead finds a horrible doll that turns out to be a jailangkung.

4. The Doll 3 – 1,764,077 viewers

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The Doll 3 It is also one of the horror films with an interesting concept that will be released in 2022. The appearance of the ghost doll that was present on The Doll 3 looks even more threatening than in the previous two films. So, it is not surprising that this film managed to reach more than 1.7 million viewers.

The Doll 3 tells the story of Tara and Gian, two brothers, who are orphaned after an accident that killed their parents. Gian, who was only injured, was treated at the hospital, but not long after he committed suicide due to severe trauma. After that, Tara gets a doll which she names Bobby and asks a shaman for help to summon Gian’s spirit into the doll.

3. Ivanna – 2,793,775 viewers

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Before Jailangkung: SandekalaKimo Stamboel also had time to work on a horror film that was no less in demand in 2022, namely Ivanna. The film adaptation of one of the novels by Risa Saraswati has managed to penetrate more than 2.7 million viewers and so far occupies the fifth position as Indonesia’s best-selling film in 2022.

Ivanna tells the story of the ghost of a Dutch noni who was killed by Japanese soldiers. At the end of his life he was betrayed by the indigenous people who during his life he supported. Before dying in a tragic way, he vowed to take revenge on all the natives.

2. Servant of Satan 2: Communion – 6,390,970 viewers

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After five years, Joko Anwar is finally back with a movie Servant of Satan 2: Communion who still focuses on terror in the Suwono family. As we know, the first film became the highest-grossing film when it was released in 2017. So, it’s no wonder that many are looking forward to it Satan’s Servant 2 so that the number of viewers can reach more than 6.3 million viewers.

Servant of Satan 2: Communion also provides a different experience of watching horror films and is much more gripping than the first film. KINCIR even gave the second highest-grossing film in 2022 a perfect score, which is 10/10.

1. Community Service Program in Dancer Village – 9,233,847 viewers

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After being delayed by two years due to the pandemic, Community Service Program in Dancer Village finally released in 2022. This film is an adaptation of a thread popular horror in platform Twitter. Thanks to this popularity, it is not surprising that this film managed to reach more than 9.2 million viewers.

The total audience not only makes Community Service Program in Dancer Village as the best-selling 2022 film, but also the highest-grossing film of all time ever released in Indonesian cinemas. This success is also what makes MD Pictures to release a version extended cut of the film, which is slated for release at the end of 2022.

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So, those are some of the highest grossing horror films in 2022. Out of these films, which one is your favourite?