Munafik 2 – Malaysia, 2018

Munafik 2 – translation: “Hypocrite 2” – is a 2018 Malaysian supernatural horror feature film written, directed by and also starring Syamsul Yusof (Munafik). The Skop productions movie also stars Maya Karin, Nasir Bilal Khan and Fizz Fairuz.

Plot:

Sakinah (Maya Karin), a poor single mother living in an isolated village, is haunted by an evil spirit linked to Abuja (Nasir Bilal Khan), a man with misleading religious teachings. Adam (Syamsul Yusof) has to embark on a rescue mission to save Sakinah from the evil spirit and Abuja’s torment…

Reviews:

“Probably the best way to describe Munafik 2 would be to imagine any of the multitudes of cult oriented horror films. Then imagine a “faith-based” take of it. Because just as those films make everything in them secondary to pushing their message of Jesus and Christianity, so does this for Allah and Islam. And it’s every bit as tedious.” Jim Morazzini, Voices from the Balcony

Release:

Munafik 2 is currently available for streaming on Netflix

Reviews:

BFM podcast

“Some subtlety would have helped Munafik 2, as Syamsul Yusof is not an incompetent filmmaker and clearly has a vision for this character and the franchise surrounding him that occasionally peeps through the over-reliance on bombast and cheap tricks. But this overcooked sequel isn’t a great representation of his talents or ambition…” Jonathon Wilson, Ready Steady Cut!

Cast and characters:

  • Syamsul Yusof … Adam
  • Maya Karin … Sakinah
  • Nasir Bilal Khan … Abuja
  • Fizz Fairuz … Azman
  • Mawi … Azhar
  • Fauzi Nawawi … Omar
  • Rahim Razali … Adam’s Father
  • Ku Faridah … Adam’s Mother
  • Nur Zara Sofia … Aina
  • Weni Panca … Demon Lady

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