Tell humanity to fly to the moon, and we're like, "Got you covered!" Tell us to take a walk through a clown cemetery, and we're like, "Fuck you; you ask the impossible." It doesn't matter how logical and rational you think you are, chances are there's at least one place in the world where you would never dare venture. And if you haven't found that place in parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the series, perhaps one of these is the nightmare you've been missing all this time.
Kampung Monyet, the Masked Monkey Slum of Jakarta
Ed Wray via Time
Come, visit mystical Jakarta, a beautiful and ancient city -- now 90 percent free of doll-faced, plague-monkeys! (Note: This implies a 10 percent doll-faced, plague-monkey population rate.)
Approximately. The census man never returned, for some reason.
That's Kampung Monyet ("Monkey Village"), an infamous shantytown in the eastern part of the capital where people train macaque monkeys to wear children's clothes and doll head masks. Why? To beg for money on the streets, but no one would have blamed you if you'd answered "for the glory of Satan."
"Hold on, I want no part in this shit." - Satan
The performances, called "Topeng Monyet" (Mask Monkey) are actually an old Indonesian tradition that goes back centuries, but it's only in recent years that they started to resemble final bosses from Japanese horror games. Past estimates have put the number of masked macaques in Kampung Monyet at 150, living in complete squalor with their owners and a whole lab-full of transmittable diseases, most notably hepatitis and tuberculosis.