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.