Kami Histeria: Hysterically funny

  • Lifestyle
  • Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014

A fresh and different local movie.

IT is an exciting time in the local movie scene.

After being bowled over by Kolumpo and Laga, now movie fans will be treated with something fresh and different in Kami Histeria.

The movie tells the story of a struggling girl group, Kami Histeria, who are trying to find their big break. The girls move into a run-down apartment in a secluded area near a jungle where they record their new song.The five friends are astounded when they hear an eerie, banshee-like wailing on the background of their new song. They decide to upload it on YouTube anyway.

Unexpectedly, the song becomes a hit and the girls become an overnight sensation, but little do they know their lives are about to change forever.

Kami Histeria, which is budgeted at RM2mil, stars Diana Danielle, Mila Jirin, Nad Zainal, Sara Ali, Umie Salwana Omar and Nur Faruza.

Though Shamyl Othman is a new name in the film scene, the director has gained experience in showbusiness producing Red Communications dramas, including Blogger Boy, Waktu Rehat and Sadiq & Co. He has also dabbled in directing when he helmed TV shows like My Ghost Story Asia 1 & 2 and Oh! My English: Hello America.

“Working on Kami Histeria was fun, and as a director, it was easy to direct the screenplay written by Rafidah Abdullah because she put all the details together on how to execute certain scenes. It definitely made my job a lot easier. As a director, I found working on the movie inspiring,” Shamyl said.

He also added that the actresses gave their full commitment, including taking music lessons (so that they can play musical instruments) from musician-singer-songwriter Loque of Monoloque.

According to Rafidah, the idea for the the film came about five years ago when she was involved in a project which was held in an old apartment building located at a remote area where residents claimed to have heard strange noises at night.

Taking a year to develop the screenplay, Rafidah has her very own unique way of blending simple, light-hearted comedy with elements of horror.

Rafidah said when she wrote the script she didn’t plan it as a comedy but is happy with the final result. 

Kami Histeria opens in cinemas nationwide on Feb 6.

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