Jakarta. Joko Anwar's latest film, "Pengabdi Setan" ("Satan's Slave") has become a hot topic on social media and started trending on Twitter following its release on Sept. 28. Indonesians have flooded their Twitter timelines with memes using the hastags #IbuSampeKaget and #IbuSudahBisa to make fun of the characters. One of the users wrote on his timeline: "Mom is awesome, she can now do freestyle motocross."
Di kesunyian malam.. ini. Kudatang, menghampiri, But my love, He doesn't love me so I tell myself, I tell myself..#IbuSudahBisa @jokoanwar pic.twitter.com/RWbVOkgJM4 — Eirudo (@Eirudo) October 4, 2017
Joko, the author and director of the film, also posted memes on his official account @jokoanwar, using the same hashtags, which resulted in followers flooding his timeline with hilarious comments.
Coba pindahin Ibu ke tempat lain dong. Kasian di kasur melulu. #IbuSudahBisa pic.twitter.com/Uv3xX0jRj2 — PENGABDI SETAN Film (@jokoanwar) October 4, 2017
According to statistics released by Twitter Indonesia on Friday (13/10), the hashtag #PengabdiSetan currently also tops the list of the 10 most-used hashtags on Twitter.
#PengabdiSetan also dominates the timeline compared with other hashtags related to the film. There are currently more than 14,000 tweets using the hashtag. The peak conversation related to the film occurred on the first day of the release, with more than 1,200 tweets per minute between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Besides the film, netizens also tweet about the cast on their Twitter accounts. Ayu Laksmi, who plays as the mother in the film, is currently the most talked about actress on Twitter. She is followed by Tara Basro, Bron Palarae, Fachri Albar and Dimas Aditya. The movie, starring Malaysian actor Bront Palarae, Tara Basro, Dimas Aditya and Ayu Laksmi, tells the story of a mother who died from a strange illness years ago. After her death, her soul returned to the house to take her children with her to eternity. "Pengabdi Setan" is considered a high-end Indonesian horror film. Joko Anwar announced on his official Instagram account that the movie has already had more than 2 million viewers.