An initial start to review this movie, I’d like to say this is one of the best horror movies I’ve ever seen. I’m a cinephile and a horror addict, but don’t get me wrong, I’m still in love with The Conjuring, Ju-On, Insidious trilogy, As Above So Below, The Exorcist etc. But this movie is a whole lot of new experience where you can see Syamsul Yusof, the director and actor of Munafik, gave such huge potential to create a shivering amount of fright to the audience.
This is not a typical horror movie which can always be seen in three objective ways; a haunted house, an exorcist and a trip to a haunted location. There’s an exorcism part in Munafik but it doesn’t pin it as the main story. The movie is basically about Adam who is a medical practitioner in a village, but things start to get dimmed when his wife is met with a car accident. With his frustration, he stops to treat people until he eventually decides to treat Maria, and strange things start to happen in his life.