Netflix continues to expand its international horror offerings, announcing a sequel to currently streaming Indonesian horror film May The Devil Take You (2018) titled May The Devil Take You: Chapter Two. Filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto will be returning to pen the script with William Chandra directing. Frontier Pictures is producing.
The Devil May Take You (2018) follows a young woman named Alfie, whose estranged father falls into a mysterious coma. She seeks answers at his old villa, where she and her stepsister uncover dark truths. Actresses Chelsea Islan (Headshot) and Karina Suwandhi (Hit & Run) will be returning as Alfie and Laksmi, respectively. Further cast details are yet to be announced. Not much is known yet about the plot of May The Devil Take You: Chapter Two except the tagline, per IMDb: “the devil never dies.” Tjahjanto has been teasing the new film on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
May the Devil take you too.
Shooting soon. 🎥 pic.twitter.com/sLsUrJF7m5
— Timo Tjahjanto (@Timobros) August 13, 2019
Horror fans will recognize Tjahjanto’s previous credits on films such as V/H/S/2 (2013) for which he wrote the “Safe Haven” segment, Killers (2014), and Macabre (2009). Killers won an honorable mention for “Best Bloodbath – International” at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival in 2015. Tjahjanto was also a nominee at the Chicago International Film Festival After Dark competition for his work on The ABCs of Death (2012). Tjahjanto is a fan of fellow Asian horror director Sam Raimi, with many reviewers referring to May The Devil Take You as an Indonesian homage to Raimi’s films such as Evil Dead (1981). May The Devil Take You has also been compared to The Cabin in the Woods (2011). Director William Chandra is a relative newcomer, most recently known for Indonesian horror film Sekte (2019) which follows a young woman who experiences memory loss after an accident, wakes up in a house filled with cult followers and quickly discovers that those who enter the house never leave.
Netflix continues to emerge as a noteworthy voice in the horror world with its original content and distribution, which also serves to amplify the work of international genre filmmakers like Tjahjanto.