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(Left) The poster for Revenge Of The Pontianak. (Right) Lead actress Nur Fazura in a scene from the movie.

Director Glen Goei.

Lead actor Remy Ishak examines a suspicious nail, a possible sign of a supernatural presence.

The pontianak: From monster to romantic heroine

Glen Goei’s first film in 10 years recasts a horror story as a love story
Aug 9, 2019 5:50 AM

ONE OF THE most enduring entertainment icons of Singapore is the pontianak. A popular horror figure in Southeast Asian folklore, the female vampire has been the subject of countless books, movies and TV shows for decades. That, however, hasn’t stopped film director Glen Goei from turning his

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