'Harum Malam' gets US premiere at Fantastic Fest, competing in horror category
Acclaimed local director Dain Said is returning with another horror piece titled Harum Malam, which is set to hit local cinemas on February 9 next year
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Known for his works such as the 2011’s Bunohan as well as the 2018’s Dukun, Dain’s Harum Malam tells the story of Iqbal, a 16-year-old apprentice faith healer and exorcist, tormented by visions of the dead and spirits from other dimensions.When a malicious spirit begins to wreak havoc around him, Iqbal is forced to harness his supernatural gifts to save his family and friends.“It will make Sabah more attractive to foreigners wishing to move and live in the State.ADVERTISEMENT The film boasts a line of well-known local stars including Bront Palarae, Remy Ishak, Nabila Huda, Nadiya Nissa, Amanda Ang, Joey Daud and Faizal Hussein.Dear Daily Express reader,Ever since 1963, before the formation of Malaysia, The Daily Express has kept the public well-informed as well as helped shape Sabah & Labuan's development for almost 60 years.Harum Malam or its international title Blood Flower, will also be introducing a slew of upcoming local stars such as Idan Aedan, Arnie Shasha as well as Angelica Petra.With our own SMM2H, we aim to make Sabah more attractive to foreigners wishing to move to and live in Sabah.Ahead of its release in local theatres, Harum Malam is currently having its world premiere at North America’s largest genre festival, Fantastic Fest where it’s competing under the horror category.He said what is important is that the party continues to strengthen the support of the people and prepare to face the election.
The Fantastic Fest is scheduled to take place from September 22 to 29 in Austin, Texas.Hajiji, who is also the State Finance Minister, said so far, Sabah has remained consistent in terms of attracting foreign investments.Your subscription helps to hold those in power accountable.The film will make its way to its European premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain in October.This will be Dain’s second film to premiere at the horror and fantasy films festival where previously his 2016’s Interchange film was screened there back in 2016.The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has listed Sabah as having secured RM9.ADVERTISEMENT “Horror as a genre can be a cloak to many different stories about society.“Harum Malam, at its core, is about family, set within the world of a horror film.“Sabah will push this momentum and we are confident Sabah is and will continue to be an attractive destination for investment.Subscribe today to support exclusive, local and independent journalism.
The previous horror that I shot was Dukun, back in 2006.“So, I’m very excited to present my latest film to Malaysian audiences!” Dain said in a statement.His speech was read by State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.Harum Malam is produced by Apparat Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Skop Productions and D’Ayu Pictures.The film was also produced with support from the National Film Development Board (Finas).“I wish to commend Shareda and its members for the role you have played as partners in progress, sharing your views and inputs to shape government policies and real estate and housing development.Previously, Dain have made waves after winning the Best Director award at the 2019’s Anugerah Skrin for his work in the 2018 horror-thriller film, Dukun.
ADVERTISEMENT Dukun is also among the top 10 horror box office films in Malaysia.You are important assets of a nation and I want to see Shareda step up efforts to do better,” said Hajiji.* Follow us on Instagram and join our Telegram and/or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don't want to miss.* Do you have access to the Daily Express e-paper and online exclusive news? Check out subscription plans available.“This will be achievable if the policies of the Sabah MM2H are simplified and made easy to comply with,” said its President Datuk Chua Soon Ping..
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