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Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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Fear will find you.

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Rated PG-13 for terror, scary images and brief language | See all certifications »

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$14,000 (USA) (7 October 2016)

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$25,832 (USA) (14 October 2016)
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Terrific terrifying terror. Excellent war themed horror movie. Pretty mind opening for western viewers
31 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to put politics aside with a movie like this. I've always heard that Iran was an interesting place. I've been told that they were very "modern" up until the Islam takeover of the country. It showed me a side of the Middle East that the western audience rarely see; not only being a victim of the war, but the hatred and aversion for it.

This movie takes the subject of the war and the naturally occurring horror and dread one would feel in the midst of a war-torn country and engages that into a chilling story. It doesn't feel exploitative; it feels more like a message.

Eerie and creepy with a very subdued atmosphere, but still with a sense of urgency.


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