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The story follows a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as “djinn.”
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- Uncle Creepy
Few would guess Tobe Hooper’s been making pics since the 1970s, given how outright bad “Djinn” looks. Produced by high-power Emirati shingle Image Nation and Dubai-based Filmworks, this limp attempt at local horror takes elements from “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Grudge” and others, thrown together into a cheesy, ham-fisted ghost story about an Emirati couple moving back from the States and tormented by a vengeful wraith. Hooper’s lack of engagement isn’t helped by unimaginative f/x and leaden dialogue. Given the mix of Arabic and English, “Djinn” is strictly for the Emirati market, along with more obsessive Fangoria fans.
The prologue tells of a baby who is half-human, half-djinn (a shape-shifting demon), taken from his mother, who now searches the world for her offspring. Shift to New York, where guilt-ridden Salama (Razane Jammal) feels she’s to blame for her infant’s death. Hubby Khalid (Khalid Laith »
- Jay Weissberg
“Desperate to put the traumatic loss of their young child behind them, newlywed couple Khalid and Salama flee New York, back to their home in the UAE.
Unbeknown to the couple, their new home in luxury apartment block, Al Hamra, was built on the site of an old abandoned fishing village of the same name. Legend has it that the village was abandoned after manevolant beings haunted its inhabitants.
Unsettled by her new surroundings and the eerie hallways of Al Hamra, Khalid worries his wife is failing to battle her personal demons — but could it be something far more sinister?”
- Tamika Jones
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist’s legendary horrormeister Tobe Hooper is finally back behind the camera for another frightfest! It may have been languishing and collecting dust for a couple of years (we first brought you the first 4 minute trailer over a year and half) now but a brand new trailer for Djinn suggests Hooper’s latest horror is set for a release very soon in the UK and Us.
The supernatural thriller tells of a couple who return home to their United Arab Emirates after a stint living in the Us. Settling back into their home, they soon learn that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise was built on the site of an abandoned fishing village which was also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn.
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- Craig Hunter
4 items from 2013
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