In 2010, cult director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist) was back in the scary movie saddle with the horror film Djinn, a supernatural thriller centered around some nasty demonic entities and financed by the United Arab Emirates. The movie got a limited festival release and London test-screening in 2011 but was never picked up for home video distribution until recently, when a new trailer and box art was revealed for UAE's very first produced horror movie. Rumored concerns by the royal family regarding the country's depiction in the movie, tensions within the UAE film industry and holdups with the Director's Guild of America caused this $5 milllion fright film to vanish from sight for three years. Now Screen Media Films is delivering Djinn for horror fans worldwide to experience and decide for themselves if the wait was worth it.
Here's the official synopsis:
Desperate to put the traumatic loss of their infant child behind them, an Emirati couple return home – but home doesn’t provide the comfort they seek. Soon they are tormented by unexplainable events and begin to question if their neighbors are human, or the sinister, shape-shifting demons – the Djinn.
Released by Screen Media Films and directed by Tobe Hooper, Djinn stars Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke, May El Calamawy and strikes VOD on Sept. 29, 2015, with a Blu-ray/DVD release on Nov. 17.
(Via Bloody Disgusting)