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Curse of Mesopotamia (2015)

Five strangers, one nightmare, Hell reincarnated. Curse of Mesopotamia is the first english language genre film coming out of the Middle East. Starring a diverse international cast, it is based on the Newroz legend.

Director:

Lauand Omar

Writer:

Lauand Omar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Mars ... Amira, Queen Lale
Terrell Carter ... Tony, Karmael
Karim Saidi Karim Saidi ... King Azdahak
Kaoutar Boudarraja Kaoutar Boudarraja ... Zuleykha
Mauricio Rousselon Mauricio Rousselon ... John, Kawa
Hania Amar ... Veronique, Gule
Stacy Thunes ... Dr. Barbara, Efrite
Ana Sinclair Ana Sinclair ... Dalia, Queen Kandalana
Ahmad Massad Ahmad Massad ... Ahmed
Alan Monzalvo Alan Monzalvo ... Damir
Daniel W. Smith Daniel W. Smith ... Demon
Lea Omar Lea Omar ... Roula
Raya Khatib Raya Khatib ... Harem Beauty
Ozzie Aziz Ozzie Aziz ... Madame
Behnaz Yazdanfar Behnaz Yazdanfar ... Sana
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Five strangers, one nightmare, Hell reincarnated. Curse of Mesopotamia is the first english language genre film coming out of the Middle East. Starring a diverse international cast, it is based on the Newroz legend.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Iraq | Jordan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kurdistan, Iraq See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Filming was stopped when ISIS invaded Irbil and had to be completed in Jordan. Based on an interview of the writer/director on the BBC See more »

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Dalia, Queen Kandalana: It's like a curse has been put on this region. Before Kawa there were the Median wars. Alexander the Great invading. Then the Christians fighting Salahuddin. Sunnis vs Shiites. Genocide against Kurds and Armenians. Bin Laden hailing from the borders of Mesopotamia. ISIS. The list goes on and on. Welcome to the cradle of Civilization, my friend.
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Original and Fun!
29 August 2016 | by cumslutluluSee all my reviews

I read some reviews on scream horror magazine, wicked horror and other horror websites and they were pretty good so I gave it a chance, even though I'm not big fan of Indie Horror's, most of them are pretty crappy. But I was pleasantly surprised, it's defiantly better then most other indie horrors out there. Or even some big budget horror films, being mostly sequels or remakes nowadays, this one is original, different. The international cast is gorgeous, and the characters are not your typical genre characters which was interesting to watch. A ex-soldier, a bisexual player, a ex-porn star, a radical Islamist, and a mute weirdo. The ex-soldier (and main character) was my favorite performance wise (oh yes and he is a very handsome Mexican actor). I also loved the Amira character, without giving away any spoilers, this characters get's it the hard way more then once! it's not too gory but when the gore comes it's almost too much...be warned if you have a weak stomach! And last but not least, awesome soundtrack! I didn't love the editing, I think it could have been wilder, considering the dram/reality, present day/past life theme. Overall, Hollywood should take note, stop spending so much on the same movies and start investing in foreign and/or new artists, not all viewers want to play it safe and watch the same story over and over again.


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