Is Dr Mahathir right? Do ghost/hantu films hurt society?

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Friday August 16, 2013 MYT 10:26:14 AM

Scary movies lead to horrific values

HORROR can turn people into heretics, Kosmo! reported.

Selangor mufti Datuk Tamyes Abdul Wahid said horror films could lead to heretical practices even if the producers “did it for fun”, adding that even if the horror genre looked funny on screen, it had the potential to lead viewers astray.

Tamyes was referring to horror films that were screened on television during the Hari Raya holidays.

He urged television stations to switch from horror shows to programmes that exhibited good values.

Consumer Protection and Welfare Malaysia president Datuk Seri Dr Saharuddin Awang Yahya said stations should study the shows before screening them.

Scary movies lead to horrific values

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This is a Hantu film Dr Mahathir will HATE!

‘Hantu’ video goes viral on YouTube

PETALING JAYA: Another video mocking the conduct of the general election in Malaysia is out on YouTube, produced by one known as Nasi Kandar 1957.

The video titled “Hantu! Mesti Tengok Sebelum PRU 13”, which runs for slightly more than a minute, shows a man waking up from sleep, just to find a Bangladeshi-looking man lying beside him.

Surprised, he walks around his house and finds more foreigners in his premises, making themselves at home by taking baths and cooking in the house, much to the chagrin of his wife.

Some even were seen watching cartoon with his young daughter.

At the end of the video, the video producer wrote in a caption,” After I voted for BN, more and more people live in my house and we don’t know who they are.”

The video was poking fun at allegations that the electoral roll is marred with numerous dubious names registered under one address, without the knowledge of the said house owner.

One commentator known as Mali Katy said: “Pakatan Rakyat has many evidence on dubious names in the electoral roll… got ideas to take Election Commission to court. Wait and see.”

Another commentator known as Daily Guideline 123 said: “This is why Filipinos can stay in Malaysia illegally and attack us like terrorists.”

However, not all were amused by the video, with commentator Ukaragen saying: “So many general elections have passed… if there are irregularities why not produce your evidence in court?”

The video currently has 195,077 views, with 1,520 likes and 53 dislikes.

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Monday, 03 October 2011 08:34

Dr M: Ghost films hurt society

Written by  Malaysia Chronicle

KUALA TERENGGANU – Halloween is around the corner and if there is one thing that Malaysians are bound to relish are the scores of horror movies that are played on our television screens.

But if former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has his way, there will be none.

– Asiaone

  1. KUALA TERENGGANU – Halloween is around the corner and if there is one thing that Malaysians are bound to relish are the scores of horror movies that are played on our …

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  2. Dr M: Ghost films hurt society … However, he said, he would take Dr Mahathir’s concerns as a challenge when making films in the future. “I’m

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THERE IS OBVIOUSLY AN INTEREST AMONG FILM MAKERS AND THE CINEMA-GOERS FOR HANTU MOVIES.

HERE ARE TWO NEW MOVIES THIS YEAR, 2011
HANTU BONCENG

(PG13)

  • “Hantu Bonceng” revolves around Amran (Zizan Raja Lawak) a delivery boy who often races in illegal drag races. It all started when Amran wins a race and is given a girl as his prize for winning the race. The girl rode with Amran to the port but Amran’s bike was hit by the lorry after a turn in the junction. The girl died on the spot while Amran was brought to the hospital. The incident forces Amran to change as the ghost of the dead lady keeps haunting him every night. Amran feels the tension and asks his best friend Kunyit (Taiyuddin Bakar) for help.
  • Reviewer: syafiq | Sep 28,2011

·         Latest Review

·         Horrific comedy.

SINI ADA HANTU

(PG13)

Rama is a supervisor who is looking for a driver at the last minute to deliver out of town. He manages to get Ah Meng and Bakri to do the task with additional overtime and bonus. The only catch is that they have to deliver a Chinese-style large wooden coffin on time. For the extra money, the two men take on the job and travel in the van through the quiet expressway. During the journey, the delivery van’s radio player gets busted. To kill time, both men begin to tell ghost stories which they declare as genuine. Bakri starts off the ghost stories from his kampung that involves a young man and a banana tree spirit.

Latest Review

A Movie That Truly Reflects Malaysia

Reviewer: voon | Apr 06,2011
A PERUSAL OF THE TOP FILMS IN  2010 and 2011 REVEALS THAT THE TOP EARNERS INCLUDE HANTU MOVIES. BUT NOT IN 2009.

2011 Top Films in earnings

KL Gangster Skop Production RM 11.74 juta

*Hantu Bonceng Excellent Pictures RM 8.52 juta

Kongsi MIG RM 8.09 juta

Khurafat Skop Production RM 8.08 juta

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa KRU Studios RM 6.50 juta

2010 Top Films in earnings

Ngangkung MIG Production RM 8.18 juta

*Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah Tayangan Unggul RM 7.90 juta

Adnan Sempit MIG Production RM 7.66 juta

2009 Top Films in earnings

Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula Les’ Copaque RM 6.20 juta

Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak MIG Production RM 6.09 juta

IT HAS BEEN SAID BY MANY OF MY ACQUAINTANCES AND FRIENDS THAT, MALAYSIA, WHETHER RURAL OR URBAN, HAS A FASCINATION AND/OR FEAR OF HANTUS SIMPLY BECAUSE OF SEVERAL FACTORS:

1  Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion, Taoism, Christianity and Islam do not exclude hantus from their beliefs.
2 The major races brought with them traditional beliefs incorporating hantus. Thus, Chinese, Indians and Malays/Indonesians all have their own beliefs in hantus.
3 The jungle is nearby.
4  Enough people ‘see’ hantus or know people who ‘have seen’ hantus to perpetuate the fear of hantus, as well as a desire to experience such fear vicariously in the cinema.

I could go on but Dr M is like the legendary King Canute, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves lapping round his feet, commanding the waves to retreat.

VANITY OF VANITIES!

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