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Ecem Cansu Aktay,
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Actually I was surprised when I read the other comments. Everybody is concerning about bad script, bad actors, disturbing effects etc. But i have found "388@0" successful. It has a script that fits to "Kairo"-"Pulse". But more than that, it has some cultural components as "djins". They are evil spirits that they can not effect human life directly. But Turkish culture has a lot of stories about djin attacks to human life. The name of the film "DaBBE" refers to "dabbet-ul arz" of the Islam. "Dabbet-ul arz" is Arabic and means "the one that walks on earth". It is mentioned in the Qoran (the holy book of Muslims). It will come to earth as one of the last signs of the Armageddon. And it will tell everybody that who will go to heaven or hell. Because of containing cultural scary myths, "DABBE" has a psychological element to scare audience. That is why it is successful. It takes a original script and adapts it to the cultural myths. So you are not scared of audio/visual effects but deep in your brain, the script makes you scared. But, yes actors and actress are so bad. One more thing to mention. The characters have some e-mails or phone calls after the first death. The subject of the e-mails and the phone number of the dialer is shown as "388@0". When you look this in the mirror. You see "0@88E" = "D@BBE"
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