Darah, or known internationally by Macabre, is arguably the best Indonesian gore/slasher film genre to date. It exceeds expectations, and delivers on what it promises; great scenes, and tensions that will keep you awake until the end credits. The film starts rather slowly, but it soon picks up tempo at around the 20-minute mark. There is a lack of substance in the plots, but the scenes made up for it. Six friends, including an eight months pregnant woman and a couple of continuously arguing siblings, are on a long road trip to Jakarta when they stop to pick up a seemingly disorientated girl who – according to her own confusing story – got carjacked and left behind in the middle of the road. They reluctantly decide to do the right thing and bring her home, but obviously this is just the girl's routine to lure unsuspecting people to her remote backwoods house and meet up with the rest of the deranged homicidal family. The head of the family, Mother Darah, seemingly found the secret to eternal youth but petrifies with her sinister stare and asocial behavior. The guests are brutally tortured and slaughtered one by one and for no apparent reason, except maybe mother Darah's unusual interest in Astrid's unborn baby… The gore in this film is just off the charts, you get everything from decapitations to chainsaw dismemberments to people being hacked off in every way imaginable. This almost rivals films like Dead Alive and the French film Inside when it comes to bloody carnage. There is a bit of humor in there as well, especially with the incompetent police who appear later on during the film. Although the film does well in mixing several genres you do get the feeling that the film could have been slightly better if it just focused on the main storyline instead of having a bizarre subplot that didn't make sense. That being said, the director's eye was impressive and some of the cinematography were unusual, it's diffidently worth checking out for gorehounds.