‘Dancing Village: The Curse Begins’ Trailer Previews Atmospheric Horror from ‘The Queen of Black Magic’ Director

Indonesian filmmaker Kimo Stamboel (MacabreHeadshot, The Queen of Black Magic) is back in the director’s chair for MD Pictures’ Badarawuhi Di Desa Penari (aka Dancing Village: The Curse Begins). A new trailer for the KKN Curse Of The Dancing Village Indonesian horror prequel gets creepy.

Lionsgate releases Dancing Village: The Curse Begins in select theaters on April 26, 2024.

In the horror prequel, “a shaman instructs Mila to return a mystical bracelet, the Kawaturih, to the ‘Dancing Village,’ a remote site on the easternmost tip of Java Island. Joined by her cousin, Yuda, and his friends Jito and Arya, Mila arrives on the island only to discover that the village elder has passed away, and that the new guardian, Mbah Buyut, isn’t present. Various strange and eerie events occur while awaiting Mbah Buyut’s return, including Mila being visited by Badarawuhi, a mysterious, mythical being who rules the village. When she decides to return the Kawaturih without the help of Mgah Buyut, Mila threatens the village’s safety, and she must join a ritual to select the new ‘Dawuh,’ a cursed soul forced to dance for the rest of her life.”

Watch the trailer below for creepy atmosphere and a whole lot of snakes.

Kimo Stamboel directs from a screenplay by Lele Laila.

Aulia Sarah, Maudy Effrosina, Jourdy Pranata, Moh. Iqbal Sulaiman, Ardit Erwandha, Claresta Taufan, Diding Boneng, Aming Sugandhi, Dinda Kanyadewi, Pipien Putri, Maryam Supraba, Bimasena, Putri Permata, Baiq Vania Estiningtyas Sagita, and Baiq Nathania Elvaretta star.

KKN Curse Of The Dancing Village was the highest grossing film in Indonesian box office history when initially released in 2022. Its prequel is the first film made for IMAX movie ever produced in Southeast Asia and in 2024, it will be one of only five films made for IMAX productions worldwide.

Manoj Punjabi produces the Indonesian horror prequel. Punjabi has produced 168 movies, including five of the biggest all-time local box office hits in Indonesia, including KKN Curse Of The Dancing Village and the Stamboel directed Sewu Dino.

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Aulia Sarah in DANCING VILLAGE: THE CURSE BEGINS (Credit: Lionsgate)

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