Gruesome Indonesian horror ‘Macabre’ finally gets US release details, and shocking new trailer




Director Timo Tjahjanto has really made a name for himself after co-directing the VHS/2 segment ‘Safe Haven’, with The Raid’s Gareth Evans, and also the sick ‘L Is For Libido’ segment of The ABC’s of Death. However, it was with directing partner Kimo Stamboel that the directors, as The Mo Brothers, really cam into power in the world of horror. Their debut film together has become one of the most talked about, and violent horrors of recent memory.

While Macabre has been available in the UK for well over a year now, the film is only just getting its US release, and as The Mo Brothers new film, Killers begins picking up momentum, the release of Macabre could not have been better timed. Here is the official press release for the films US release, including the DVD artwork and glorious trailer.

The Press Release:

The movie that was too gory for theaters & VOD is making its way online for fans to enjoy for FREE! The Collective, a leading entertainment management and production company, and top horror website are premiering Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto’s blood soaked feature MACABRE on Friday, November 1st. Known as The Mo Brothers, the duo has been generating buzz in the world of horror with their upcoming movie KILLERS. In addition, their involvement with V/H/S/2’s “Safe Haven” segment has been making critics take notice and leaving their fans wanting to see their earlier work.

MACABRE will premiere on on November 1st as the latest installment of the “Bloody Disgusting Selects: Movie of the Month” series that launched earlier this summer.

MACABRE follows a group of friends whose act of kindness in helping a total stranger leads to a horrific night of terror. Originally released overseas as DARAH, the Indonesian language film was considered too bloody and violent for U.S. theatrical release. “We wanted to give fans a chance to see the movie. And with Bloody-Disgusting’s base of hard core horror fans, it seemed like the right fit to get this movie in front of an online audience for free,” says Gary Binkow, Partner at The Collective. Brad Miska, editor-in-chief of, adds, “The Mo Brothers are bringing a fresh new twist to the genre, and we’re excited to be able to bring their earlier work to fans. It’s important to support indie horror.”

For hardcore horror fans, The Collective is also releasing a limited edition DVD of MACABRE which will include a 12-minute “Making of” bonus feature along with several Deleted Scenes. Street date for the DVD is November 5th, and it will be sold exclusively online through Amazon. SRP is $19.99.

When a group of friends traveling through the countryside stops to help a young woman, they cannot imagine the nightmare this act of kindness will soon unleash.   After accepting an invitation to dinner from Dara, the rescued woman’s mother, the night turns into a crimson-hell for the six friends. Trapped in an isolated home in the woods, the friends find themselves hunted down by Dara and her cult-like family of three deadly protégés—each born and raised to systematically eliminate unsuspecting passers-by for one nefarious reason.  




Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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