American best friends Rachel Klein and Sarah Pullman travel to Tel Aviv to have fun. On the flight, they meet Kevin Reed, who invites them to Jerusalem. They accept and check into a hostel owned by Omar. Sarah and Rachel date Kevin and Omar respectively, and they go to a nightclub together. When they return to the hostel, they find that Jerusalem is under siege, a curfew has been imposed, and no one can leave, as they're under attack by demons.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Yom Kippur war started on October 6th, 1973. It is still an open wound in collective Israeli memory, This fact adds a certain dramatic effect to the war against the demons depicted in the climax of the movie, which also takes place during Yom Kippur. See more »
The documentary in the beginning of the movie was allegedly filmed during Yom Kippur (day of atonement), the holiest day of the Jewish year. During this day every shop is closed, there are no radio and TV broadcast, it is a day dedicated exclusively to prayer and fasting. Under normal circumstances, no religious Jew would interview for a filming crew (the Italian priest). Then again, these are not normal circumstances. See more »
[ Ending Credit Song ]
Written by Balkan Beat Box
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Found (Jeruzalem) Footage
I'm not the biggest fan of found footage. But this movie actually has some very fine moments, though most of them come towards the end. There is your typical American student type of vacation seeking characters who are way in over their head. Also doing a lot of things wrong (you know the whole "don't go into that house" thing, where for no apparent reason at all people do actually go in ...).
But then again, if you didn't have characters do stupid things, would we have a movie? Would there be evil that had to be succumbed? Probably not, but how does that help the viewer feeling anything for those characters? That's a tough one to answer and something only you can answer for yourself. If you can overlook the flaws there is a decent horror movie in there somewhere ...
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