Spooky Classic Malay Pantun

Children stories are often scary, dark and off-putting. Rock-a-bye Baby anyone? Or Humpty Dumpty. And let's not forget J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Far from the Disneyed version of Peter Pan, the real Peter Pan is not something I think children should read and thank god they don't. They just watch the watered down cartoons and films.

Maybe children are more receptive towards stories that are Tim Burton in nature. Maybe.

This got me thinking. I want to make a short short short film on a classic malay pantun and translate it in a way that would spook the living hell out of kids and parents alike.

I'm already storyboarding it now. You'll get to see what I'm talking about in a week or two.


Anoneemus™ said...

The way Neil Gaiman does?

DanieL AdiE said...

well, can't wait to watch it..huhu


Afiq Deen said...

Hehe yes!!!

But Neil Gaiman's niche audience/readers are mostly young adults. I'm attempting to make something that kids would love (and at the same time be disturbed by it)

jannahygtakutnana said...

im always scared of aci aci buka pintu.

mcm lagu wuthering heights by kate bush;

"Heathcliff, its me, I'm cathy, I've come home, im so cold, let me in your window"


Nana Eddy said...

you can try "pok amai2 belalang kupu2..."

I always taught poems are scary. actually, it's haunting more than scary.

good luck, oh n contact me if you need help :p


Miss Tique said...

i think the nenek, nenek si bongkok tiga rhyme we use to sing as kids before playing hide and seek is especially haunting. mebbe u shud include that in ur collection.