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Dead Boys Club

When Firhan was 6 years old, he and his parents were involved in a car accident which tragically took the life of his mother near a strange forest.

All Firhan remembers about the accident is waking up in the middle of the forest some time later, with no memory of how he got there. Since then, Firhan has been plagued by strange visions and dreams about the forest.

The only people Firhan has in his life are his friends Fang Liang, Prem and Melati. They bonded as friends and over strange regular visits to random graveyards. They then collectively choose a grave and start telling each other what they believed the deceased person’s story to be. Sure it's strange but it is their way of escaping realities of life and it works for them.

As the tenth anniversary of his mother’s death approaches, Firhan's dreams of the forest become more intense. He convinces the gang to follow him back to the forest, despite it being listed as one of the most haunted places in South East Asia!

In the forest, things begin to unravel as the haunted forest dredges up their worst fears. The only way to their survival is for them to overcome these deep dark fears. Will they survive?

  • Gavin Yap
  • Gavin Yap
  • Honey Ahmad
  • Michael Chen
  • Sheen S. Singh
  • Firdaus Sufiyan
    Key Cast
  • Lion Chong
    Key Cast
  • Mia Shauki
    Key Cast
  • Sasidaran Subramaniam
    Key Cast
  • Nadia Aqilah
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Geng Kubur
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    Horror, Coming Of Age
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 44 minutes 37 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    270,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Malay, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
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Director Biography - Gavin Yap

Gavin is a Director-Actor-Writer who is known to do it all between the live stage, tv and the big screen.

He is known for writing & co-directing ‘Revenge of the Pontianak’ (2019) with acclaimed Singapore filmmaker Glen Goei, which was released theatrically in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei and is now available globally on Netflix.

Other works include being one of the directors featured in the viral youtube movie ‘KL:24 Zombies’ and writing & directing ‘Take Me to Dinner’ (2014). He was also part of the directing team in 'Murder By Moonlight' (2022), a murder mystery series commissioned by Astro Shaw and released in August 2022.

On the animation side of things, he was responsible for the voice direction in ‘Saladin: The Animated Series’ (2005), ‘War of the Worlds : Goliath’ (2012) and ‘Insectibles’ (2015).

He was awarded the Blencong Award in 2015 at the Jogja International Film Festival for his short film ‘The Incredibly Strange Tale Of The Man Who Lost His Love But Bought It Back With A Packet Of Duck Rice’.

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Director Statement

The main inspiration behind Dead Boys Club is that I wanted to do a coming-of-age film so I can explore certain things that we go through when we were kids. Such as insecurities, our fears, secrets and how they can haunt us.