Mystics In Bali aka Leák (1981) Indonesia
Starring: Ilona Agathe Bastian, Yos Santo
From the Mondo Macabre DVD. English dubbed (the only option). The packaging says, "Be Warned - You've never seen a film like this before!" This movie is sheer wacked-out insanity.
An American woman asks her Indonesian boyfriend to help her investigate Balinese black magic known as ‘Leyak’. Leyak is the most powerful black magic there is, and she soon begins to pay a terrible cost when she turns into a flying head that feasts on unborn babies.
"Those who claim they've "seen it all" are usually stopped dead in their tracks by Mystics in Bali, the most notorious entry in the Indonesian horror genre. Often mentioned but rarely seen, the film is best known for its most indelible image, a woman's fanged, flying head with vital organs still attached below the neck; however, that's merely one of the insane visuals on display in this outrageous widescreen romp...Though it isn't particularly violent, Mystics in Bali is rife with enough grotesque visuals to make the most jaded viewers shake their heads in disbelief. The sight of Cathy's head trying to pluck out toothpicks from its body's neck stump would be enough, but the multiple pig transformations really push the film into pure surrealist territory. Originally released as Leák, this was the brainchild of H. Tjut Djalil, who went on to appall the world nine years later with the more widely seen Lady Terminator. From a technical standpoint this is strictly amateur hour, shot almost entirely in master shots with actors often drifting off camera for no reason and little imaginative use made of the scope framing. Fortunately the sheer weirdness appeal makes this a wonderful, unique experience; all of the actors seem to be in a trance and behave nothing like a normal human being, while the canned voices make the experience even more otherworldly." - Mondo Digital
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