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Cem Kurtoglu ...
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Sefa Zengin ...
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Bahtiyar Engin ...
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Director Hasan Karacadag argues that he tried to create a model of a Turkish-Islamic horror film and that he would make the world recognize this model, of which he sees "Semum" as the first example. "Semum" stars Ayça inci, Burak Hakki and Cem Kurtoglu in the lead roles and recounts the true story of a woman who lives in Izmir. "Semum" will be compared with "The Exorcist" and inci will be compared with Linda Blair, the director says, noting that the Turkish horror films made so far have been far from satisfactory. Written by today's zaman

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it's just an OK horror film!
22 March 2008 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Actually I have to say, I wasn't expecting very much from semum. I thought it'd be a another awful Turkish horror. Surprsingly, I found interesting plot and good directed horror scenes.There was some bad points too!

The story does have some "American horror" clichés, like 'The Exorcist' or 'Exorcism of Emily Rose'.But no, its not a rip-off!.The storyline is very original especially first hour of movie is really very suspensively written and directed!The atmosphere is haunted,editing and HD cinematography is very good.Some scare and terrifying moment as good as for horrors like that!

There is also problems too.I mean,sometimes The performance of characters are very weak,we can not believe they are real human,I don't like that moments,this is the main problems of Turkish cinema! We can not believe our actors always we always feel they are acting.Anyway this is a horror movie all the crew try to give their best performances! Overall,Semum is in the same level of some Asian and American horrors and if you like exorcism stories with Asian horror style touching,this film definitely deliver scare to you,I think this is enough,and I gave 10/7 for Semum!


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