When the man who raised him falls critically ill, a father gathers his family for a road trip back to the rural orphanage where he grew up. But not everyone who once worked there is benevolent — and now the place itself is lashing back. With a title like The Queen of Black Magic, did you expect anything less?
The Shudder Original — from a pair of Indonesian horror heavyweights, screenwriter Joko Anwar (Impetigore) and director Kimo Stamboel (Headshot) — just shared its unsettling trailer today.
The Queen of Black Magic looks like it’s got little bit of everything wrapped up in its family-vacation-from-hell plot: ghosts, awful secrets, violence against kids, swarms of insects, body horror, witchcraft (obviously), and even what appears to be an homage to The Ring. In other words, a cornucopia of nightmare fodder. It hits Shudder on January 26.
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