The 3rd Eye (Indonesian: Mata Batin) is a 2017 Indonesian horror film directed by Rocky Soraya and written by Riheam Junianti and Rocky Soraya. The plot revolves around the young Abel (Bianca Hello) who is seeing mysterious things around her family’s home. It was followed by a sequel in 2019, made by the same director/writers.
This is the first horror movie I’ve watched with subtitles, it’s Indonesian, but that didn’t deter from the quality of the movie. It was a little bit of a culture shock and not everything was explained terribly well (why didn’t they sell the house if they weren’t living in it?).
Anyway, we follow two sisters through the loss of their parents and subsequent cross-country move back to their old house, where something is not quite right. Abel has her third eye open and sees some scary things, Alia doesn’t believe her so they go to the local New Age lady to force her third eye open. What follows is a string of increasingly deadly escapes from dead people.
It also gets increasingly more unbelievable as the movie continues, but it does work…sort of? I’m still not sure if I enjoyed it or if it was just ‘okay’.
My Ranking: ★ ★ ★