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07 Apr
Malaysian Horror Series: Revenge of the Pontianak
Event Type

Screenings

University Unit
Asian Studies Center, Film and Media Studies Program, Global Studies Center
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Malaysian Horror Series: Revenge of the Pontianak

Join us for a virtual series of films based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash hit premiered in April 1957 and screened for nearly three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned two other sequels in 2004 and 2019. It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy.

Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Malaysian Horror Series: Revenge of the Pontianak

Join us for a virtual series of films based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash hit premiered in April 1957 and screened for nearly three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned two other sequels in 2004 and 2019. It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy.

Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Event Type

Screenings