"kelam malam" before christmas
Last night, I went to sleep listening to "Kelam Malam," a song my wife doesn't like when I mumble along. As the lyrics washed over me, my mind began to wander. Before long, I drifted off into a deep slumber.
That's when the dreams began. Vivid scenes from various Indonesian horror movies I have watched started playing out in my mind. I found myself in the setting of one film, possibly Pengabdi Setan, witnessing terrifying events unfold. Then, suddenly, the dream would shift, and I was transported to a new horror scenario from another movie.
Figures and ghosts that I witnessed on screen now stalked the landscapes of my dream. Eerie sounds and visuals abounded. Most unsettling of all, echoes of the song "Kelam Malam" seemed to drift through the dreamscape, accentuating the atmosphere of dread and unease.
When I finally woke, my heart was still racing from the experience. Fragments of the dreams were fading fast, but I grabbed my phone to jot down some notes while they were still fresh in my mind.
🎄 Merry Christmas...I guess.