Susuk (film)

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Directed by Amir Muhammad
Naeim Ghalili
Produced by Ahmad Puad Onah
Rosihan Zain
Naeim Ghalili
Written by Rajesh Nair
Starring Ida Nerina
Adlin Aman Ramlie
Diana Rafar
Sofea Jane
Hairie Othman
Music by Hardesh Singh
Edited by Isazaly Mohd Isa
Grand Brilliance Sdn. Bhd.
Release date
  • 7 August 2008 (2008-08-07) (Malaysia)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Malaysia
Language Malay

Susuk is a 2008 Malaysian horror film which was released on 7 August 2008 in Malaysia. The film is directed by Amir Muhammad and Naeim Ghalili. The story concerns about Soraya, who uses the forbidden practice of susuk to be famous.


Soraya is a young trainee nurse who is starting to feel disaffected by her life. A chance introduction to the world of glamour piques her earlier ambition to be a star. She does not succeed at first, but she is told that the forbidden practice of susuk can help. She has to make a choice whether to stay the way she is, or cross the line. At first, susuk seems to give her confidence in her performance, and even to stand up to her abusive brother-in-law.

Meanwhile, Suzana is a prominent diva with an air of mystery. She has long been a practitioner of the black arts due to her use of the extreme susuk keramat. Every time she violates a taboo, a human life is required - first in the form of accidental deaths of her loved ones, then by outright murder and cannibalism. She develops inhuman, supernatural abilities. At the same time, she yearns for her more innocent days and hires a young assistant who reminds her of "happier times".

A mysterious and powerful dukun guides the two women down their paths to corruption. The viewers follow the lives of these two women until their stories converge in the true secret of this dreaded charm.

Home media[edit]

The DVD release of Susuk costs RM 18.50 as of September 2008 and has English subtitles.


  • Diana Rafar – Suraya
  • Ida Nerina – Suzana
  • Adlin Aman Ramlie - Dukun Dewangga
  • Noorkhiriah – Mastura
  • Gambit Saifullah – Kamal
  • Sofea Jane – Mona
  • Aleeza Kassim – Rozana
  • Tengku Marina – Aini
  • Anne Abdullah – Shasha
  • Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan - Producer Razman
  • Yasmin Ahmad - Nurse
  • Hairie Othman - Farish

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film was nominated in nine categories in the 21st Malaysian Film Festival, 2008 and won two of the categories.


  • Best Poster
  • Best Sound Effect - Daniel Tang


  • Best Film
  • Best Costume Designer/Garment - Mohd Zaini
  • Most Promising Actress - Diana Rafar
  • Best Art Direction - Ting Lam
  • Best Original Music Score - Hardesh Singh
  • Best Cinematography - Daven R.
  • Best Actor - Adlin Aman Ramlie


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