Timo Tjahjanto

Timo Tjahjanto is an Indonesian film director and screenwriter. Born in 1980, he has been fascinated with film since an early age. He admitted watching Psycho at young age and has left him with “strong impression and somehow transform it into passion.” Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski are some of the filmmakers who have influenced and shaped his film appreciation and creative ideas. After returning from his studies in Australia his first feature film project as a director was Rumah Dara (Macabre) in 2007, Timo co-directed this along with Kimo Stamboel together they are known as the Mo Brothers. Rumah Dara is the feature film based on “Dara” – a slasher/black comedy short film that he shot in 2008 which was released with other short horror films in horror compilation Takut: Faces of Fear in 2009. Rumah Dara was also one of the official selection features at PiFAN – International Fantastic Film Festival in 2009 in South Korea.

Dara (2007)

Dara, an enigmatic beautiful woman with Macabre secrets invite an unwitting bachelor into her house, when two unexpected suitors came to visit, all hell breaks loose.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Shareefa Daanish  •  Mike Lucock  •  Dendy Subangil  •  Ruly Lubis

Dara, an enigmatic beautiful woman with Macabre secrets invite an unwitting bachelor into her house, when two unexpected suitors came to visit, all hell breaks loose.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Shareefa Daanish  •  Mike Lucock  •  Dendy Subangil  •  Ruly Lubis

V/H/S/2 (2013)

Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Evans  •  Eduardo Sánchez  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Adam Wingard  •  Simon Barrett  •  Jason Eisener  •  Gregg Hale
CAST:  Adam Wingard  •  Lawrence Michael Levine  •  Kelsy Abbott  •  Hannah Hughes

Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Evans  •  Eduardo Sánchez  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Adam Wingard  •  Simon Barrett  •  Jason Eisener  •  Gregg Hale
CAST:  Adam Wingard  •  Lawrence Michael Levine  •  Kelsy Abbott  •  Hannah Hughes

Killers (2014)

A psychotic executive triggers a journalist's dark side, and they begin to form a strange bond through the internet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Rin Takanashi  •  Ray Sahetapy  •  Kazuki Kitamura  •  Luna Maya

A psychotic executive triggers a journalist's dark side, and they begin to form a strange bond through the internet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Rin Takanashi  •  Ray Sahetapy  •  Kazuki Kitamura  •  Luna Maya

Takut: Faces of Fear (2008)

"Takut" was born from the Komodo Films, and is a compilation of short horror films from seven directors who produced six film segments in one anthology. The short film was directed sequentially by Rako Prijanto, Riri Riza, Ray Nayoan, Robby Ertanto, Raditya ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Riri Riza  •  Ray Nayoan  •  Rako Prijanto  •  Raditya Sidharta  •  Ertanto Robby Soediskam
CAST:  Fauzi Baadila  •  Lukman Sardi  •  Shanty  •  Sapto Soetardjo

"Takut" was born from the Komodo Films, and is a compilation of short horror films from seven directors who produced six film segments in one anthology. The short film was directed sequentially by Rako Prijanto, Riri Riza, Ray Nayoan, Robby Ertanto, Raditya ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Riri Riza  •  Ray Nayoan  •  Rako Prijanto  •  Raditya Sidharta  •  Ertanto Robby Soediskam
CAST:  Fauzi Baadila  •  Lukman Sardi  •  Shanty  •  Sapto Soetardjo

The ABCs of Death (2013)

An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the film comprises 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ti West  •  Adrián García Bogliano  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Adam Wingard  •  Noboru Iguchi  •  Hélène Cattet  •  Bruno Forzani  •  Ben Wheatley  •  Jason Eisener  •  Yudai Yamaguchi  •  Andrew Traucki  •  Nacho Vigalondo  •  Xavier Gens  •  Jorge Michel Grau  •  Ernesto Díaz Espinoza  •  Lee Hardcastle  •  Angela Bettis  •  Thomas Cappelen Malling  •  Yoshihiro Nishimura  •  Banjong Pisanthanakun  •  Simon Rumley  •  Marcel Sarmiento  •  Jon Schnepp  •  Srđan Spasojević  •  Jake West  •  Kaare Andrews  •  Anders Morgenthaler
CAST:  Ingrid Bolsø Berdal  •  Erik Audé  •  Iván González  •  Kyra Zagorsky

An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the film comprises 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ti West  •  Adrián García Bogliano  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Adam Wingard  •  Noboru Iguchi  •  Hélène Cattet  •  Bruno Forzani  •  Ben Wheatley  •  Jason Eisener  •  Yudai Yamaguchi  •  Andrew Traucki  •  Nacho Vigalondo  •  Xavier Gens  •  Jorge Michel Grau  •  Ernesto Díaz Espinoza  •  Lee Hardcastle  •  Angela Bettis  •  Thomas Cappelen Malling  •  Yoshihiro Nishimura  •  Banjong Pisanthanakun  •  Simon Rumley  •  Marcel Sarmiento  •  Jon Schnepp  •  Srđan Spasojević  •  Jake West  •  Kaare Andrews  •  Anders Morgenthaler
CAST:  Ingrid Bolsø Berdal  •  Erik Audé  •  Iván González  •  Kyra Zagorsky

Quickie Express (2007)

Jojo is an unemployed. He decides to become a gigolo for an escort company. Everything works smoothly until he falls in love with a medical student.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dimas Djayadiningrat
CAST:  Tora Sudiro  •  Aming Sugandhi  •  Lukman Sardi  •  Tio Pakusadewo

Jojo is an unemployed. He decides to become a gigolo for an escort company. Everything works smoothly until he falls in love with a medical student.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dimas Djayadiningrat
CAST:  Tora Sudiro  •  Aming Sugandhi  •  Lukman Sardi  •  Tio Pakusadewo

Macabre (2009)

Six friends are captured and tortured by a murderous family after giving a ride home to a desperate stranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Ario Bayu  •  Julie Estelle  •  Arifin Putra  •  Daniel Mananta

Six friends are captured and tortured by a murderous family after giving a ride home to a desperate stranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Ario Bayu  •  Julie Estelle  •  Arifin Putra  •  Daniel Mananta

The Forbidden Door (2009)

Gambir is an artist whose success masks a dark and shameful secret. which may be nothing compared to the sordid details of the past that his wife keeps hidden behind a mysterious door in their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joko Anwar
CAST:  Fachry Albar  •  Marsha Timothy  •  Ario Bayu  •  Tio Pakusadewo

Gambir is an artist whose success masks a dark and shameful secret. which may be nothing compared to the sordid details of the past that his wife keeps hidden behind a mysterious door in their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joko Anwar
CAST:  Fachry Albar  •  Marsha Timothy  •  Ario Bayu  •  Tio Pakusadewo

Headshot (2016)

A young man washes ashore, his memory gone - but his past comes back to haunt him after he is nursed back to health and his killing ability is needed when he takes on a powerful drug lord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Iko Uwais  •  Julie Estelle  •  Chelsea Islan  •  Very Tri Yulisman

A young man washes ashore, his memory gone - but his past comes back to haunt him after he is nursed back to health and his killing ability is needed when he takes on a powerful drug lord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kimo Stamboel  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Iko Uwais  •  Julie Estelle  •  Chelsea Islan  •  Very Tri Yulisman

May the Devil Take You (2018)

Hoping to find answers to her estranged father's mysterious illness, a young woman visits his old villa and uncovers a horrifying truth from the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Chelsea Islan  •  Pevita Pearce  •  Ray Sahetapy  •  Karina Suwandi

Hoping to find answers to her estranged father's mysterious illness, a young woman visits his old villa and uncovers a horrifying truth from the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Chelsea Islan  •  Pevita Pearce  •  Ray Sahetapy  •  Karina Suwandi

The Night Comes for Us (2018)

Romantic

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Joe Taslim  •  Iko Uwais  •  Julie Estelle  •  Hannah Al Rashid

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Joe Taslim  •  Iko Uwais  •  Julie Estelle  •  Hannah Al Rashid

May the Devil Take You Too (2020)

Two years after escaping from demonic terror, a young woman is still haunted by unnatural vision. The dangers that await her and her friends are increasingly threatening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Chelsea Islan  •  Karina Salim  •  Shareefa Daanish  •  Baskara Mahendra

Two years after escaping from demonic terror, a young woman is still haunted by unnatural vision. The dangers that await her and her friends are increasingly threatening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Chelsea Islan  •  Karina Salim  •  Shareefa Daanish  •  Baskara Mahendra

Portals (2019)

A series of worldwide blackouts cause millions of mysterious cosmic anomalies to appear everywhere across the planet. Some people are drawn into them with horrifying consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eduardo Sánchez  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Gregg Hale  •  Liam O'Donnell
CAST:  Deanna Russo  •  Neil Hopkins  •  Michele Weaver  •  Ptolemy Slocum

A series of worldwide blackouts cause millions of mysterious cosmic anomalies to appear everywhere across the planet. Some people are drawn into them with horrifying consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eduardo Sánchez  •  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Gregg Hale  •  Liam O'Donnell
CAST:  Deanna Russo  •  Neil Hopkins  •  Michele Weaver  •  Ptolemy Slocum

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DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Iko Uwais

The Last Train to New York

English-language remake of the South Korean zombie film "Train to Busan" (2016).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
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English-language remake of the South Korean zombie film "Train to Busan" (2016).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST: 

Libido (2012)

A man awakens naked and strapped to a chair, with another man in the same position. Both are forced to masturbate to a series of increasingly disturbing acts, with the last one to climax getting impaled.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Epy Kusnandar  •  Kelly Tandiono  •  Gary Iskak  •  Paul Foster

A man awakens naked and strapped to a chair, with another man in the same position. Both are forced to masturbate to a series of increasingly disturbing acts, with the last one to climax getting impaled.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Epy Kusnandar  •  Kelly Tandiono  •  Gary Iskak  •  Paul Foster

V/H/S/94 (2021)

A mysterious VHS tape leads a police S.W.A.T. team to the discovery of a sinister cult whose collection of pre-recorded material reveals a nightmarish conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Simon Barrett  •  Steven Kostanski  •  Jennifer Reeder  •  Chloe Okuno  •  Ryan Prows
CAST:  Anna Hopkins  •  Kyal Legend  •  Dru Viergever  •  Dax Ravina

A mysterious VHS tape leads a police S.W.A.T. team to the discovery of a sinister cult whose collection of pre-recorded material reveals a nightmarish conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto  •  Simon Barrett  •  Steven Kostanski  •  Jennifer Reeder  •  Chloe Okuno  •  Ryan Prows
CAST:  Anna Hopkins  •  Kyal Legend  •  Dru Viergever  •  Dax Ravina

The Big 4 (2022)

A by-the-book female detective teams up with four down-on-their-luck assassins to investigate her father's murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Abimana Aryasatya  •  Lutesha  •  Putri Marino  •  Arie Kriting

A by-the-book female detective teams up with four down-on-their-luck assassins to investigate her father's murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Abimana Aryasatya  •  Lutesha  •  Putri Marino  •  Arie Kriting

Safe Haven (2013)

A news crew goes into an Indonesian cult to report the goings-on. It is alluded to that the "father" or founder of the cult sleeps with the children to "purify" them. The interviewer hears a conversation between his fiancée and his best friend, both of whom are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Evans  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Epy Kusnandar  •  Hannah Al Rashid  •  Fachry Albar  •  Oka Antara

A news crew goes into an Indonesian cult to report the goings-on. It is alluded to that the "father" or founder of the cult sleeps with the children to "purify" them. The interviewer hears a conversation between his fiancée and his best friend, both of whom are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Evans  •  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Epy Kusnandar  •  Hannah Al Rashid  •  Fachry Albar  •  Oka Antara

The Subject (2021)

A demented prosthetics genius performing unethical experiments on living tissue attempts to perfect his biomechanical magnum opus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Shania Sree Maharani  •  Donny Alamsyah  •  Budi Ros  •  Bio One

A demented prosthetics genius performing unethical experiments on living tissue attempts to perfect his biomechanical magnum opus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timo Tjahjanto
CAST:  Shania Sree Maharani  •  Donny Alamsyah  •  Budi Ros  •  Bio One