Jailangkung

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Movies - – An­gelin Yeoh

IN Jailangkung, a man uses a doll-shaped de­vice to call upon the spirit of his dead wife so they can spend more time to­gether. Ever the hope­less ro­man­tic, he even finds an iso­lated man­sion on an is­land just to per­form the rit­ual. How­ever, nothing says “Move on, pal” faster than ac­ci­den­tally invit­ing evil spir­its into your world and hav­ing them ter­rorise your liv­ing fam­ily mem­bers.

Jailangkung’s sto­ry­line doesn’t flow well. Things that are sup­posed to be scary like a gen­er­a­tional fam­ily curse and a woman giv­ing birth to de­mon baby don’t make any sense. The doll-shaped de­vice or the jailangkung it­self can’t seem to elicit any sense of fear or dread on the view­ers. This doll ain’t no Chucky or Annabelle.

Af­ter a while, the movie just re­lies on pre­dictable el­e­ments to keep the story go­ing.

The re­sult is a per­plex­ing and for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

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