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Djinn
Year:
2013
Country:
United Arab Emirates
Genre:
Thriller, Horror
IMDB rating:
4.6
Director:
Tobe Hooper
Kalthum El Naas as Umm Al Duwais Woman 1
Kristina Coker as Umm Al Duwais
Rajeev Daswani as Khalid's Driver
Ahd as Um Al Duwais (voice)
Carol Abboud as Zaynab
Saoud Al Kaabi as Mubarak
Aiysha Hart as Sarah
Razane Jammal as Salama
Paul Luebke as Bobby
Soumaya Akaaboune as Counselor
Malik McCall as Sammy
Khalid Laith as Khalid
Storyline: An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.
Type Resolution File Size Codec Bitrate Format
DVD-rip 640x272 px 699 Mb mpeg4 1142 Kbps avi Download
Reviews
Not A Mustard Tale
This is Tobe Hooper's latest that sure isn't one of his better ones and it's not about mustard as I thought it might be. This one has a couple trying to cope with the loss of their baby. A Djinn soon starts haunting her.

The Djinn reminds me of The Ring and The Grudge films by most of the scares coming from her just appearing somewhere all covered in a black outfit and she doesn't brush her teeth. When watching this one you have to enable the English subtitles as it bounces between English and Arabic.

We had to wait a bit to see this one from Tobe who was still reeling from his Mortuary. Definitely not worth the wait and maybe his glory days are done. Avoid this one unless you have trouble falling asleep as this one will have your head bobbing in no time.
2016-10-09
Don't believe the bad reviews.
This is NOT a bad movie. I enjoyed it. It's not a B movie. The acting is decent. The story is awesome. I love those folk stories, the stories that are legends, myths, that have been around so long you wonder if they are true. The production is really good. The direction I esp liked. The ending was great, too. It surprised me, I was expecting the usual Hollywood ending , didn't happen. It kinda freaked me out too. But for hard core horror fans , I don't think you will enjoy this. If you liked Mama, or Sinister, this movie is your type. It isn't gory, no bad cheap sex scenes, or jump scares. This is an old fashioned ghost story. But really cool, because it's an Arab ghost story. I'm part Arab, I am not a Muslim though, but I have wanted to go and see this part of the world for a long time. Obviously, it's too dangerous to visit , and I actually am afraid to go there , just because I'm considered American , and the customs and so on. Islam scares me. But I think it's something in the blood. I also am familiar with many aspects of the culture and it's nice to see something I can relate with, in a way. Something different and mysterious. I didn't like this movie because I'm biased. I liked this movie because it's good and anyone can enjoy it. It is a great and scary legend to make a film about. Very good!
2015-10-16
A good attempt!!! not a great movie though..
I have been keenly awaiting the release of this film for a while now mainly as the film has been shot & takes place in U.A.E (where I reside) & is based around the legends of Jazeerat Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah! To add to the excitement, Tobe Hooper, the man behind Poltergeist & Texas Chain Saw series is directing this film. Unfortunately Djinn kinda disappointed me; the predictable plot, excessive use of not very good CGI & cliché jump scares was kind of fail. Tobe Hooper manages to create an intense environment & tries to build up the predictable suspense while throwing in some random sequences but ends up rushing into climax without any acknowledgement of what was actually happening! The actors did a fine job in certain sequences. Nevertheless given the budget & a fresh attempt on an almost unused supernatural anomaly, Djinn is not a terrible film, but could have been better though!
2014-09-21
Formula haunter house tale made original by middle eastern setting
This film was sitting on my Netflix list for quite a while. The only reason I watched it is that it was directed by Tobe Hooper, who's directed some horror classics like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Funhouse," "Poltergeist," and "Lifeforce" (okay not everyone thinks 'Lifeforce" is a classic, but I do) but Hooper has also directed some serious duds like "The Mangler," possibly the worst Stephen King film adaptation. My overall opinion of Hooper is that most of his film are only as good as their scripts. His best films were written by heavyweight writers like Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Block, or g Don Jakoby and Dan O'Bannon. "Dijinn" sadly represents another weak script, but it did have some interesting elements. The story is essentially an old fashioned haunted house tale, but with a twist of being set in the United Arab Emirates, which does bring a fair amount of interesting cultural elements to a fairly well worn horror formula. A young couple returns home to Dubai and moves into a fancy new high rise apartment building. When the wife begins seeing and hearing things that may or may not really be there, the already strained relationship between the couple becomes even more strained. The middle eastern setting goes a long way, as does director Hooper's visually arresting style that focuses on atmosphere and suspense over cheap scares. However, besides the setting, the story is so unoriginal and derivative that it nearly sinks what could have been a much stronger film. Borrowing from everything from "Rosemary's Baby" to "The Others," it's almost impossible to keep up with which films this script is stealing from. The ending seemed particularly unoriginal and clichéd. Despite all that, director Hooper salvages the weak script and makes the film watchable. Overall, this is worth checking out for Tope Hooper fans or for horror fans looking for something slightly different from the norm.
2017-05-07
there were two available....this one seemed better
So I've been wanting to see this for awhile. Posters came out In Reno, NV the only thing is: there's a poster with a creature! So the other one I watched, and it ineffectively caught my attention was probably the one that was to be seen, I say that because in the beginning, there's a tale and an opening scene with a broken sword that grabbed my attention which was in that version, BUT In this one I totally see whats going on. A dead baby, a family visibly similar to Will Smiths' in Prince of Bel Air.....two women....tall brunettes. And complaints. So our star...he acts like a doctor on many occasions, even gets on some psychedelics....the apartment is actually like a huge hotel....and the beginning of the movie has Hindus and an American chillin out telling tales about this SOUL from the Quoran....

I would question a few things...like the disappearance of the WILL SMITH like family.... I'de question the consequences of the ending.... did those guys from the fireside kill the American? Is the Husband gonna come back and celebrate with the Hindus from the fireside that lived?
2015-12-12
A good movie destroyed by a laughable ending...
I happened to come across the 2013 horror movie "Djinn" by random luck. I was instantly drawn to the cover of the movie, which was very interesting and did seem like the movie could prove to be an entertaining one - given the cover design and the title of the movie. So I needed no persuasion to pick up the movie and sit down to watch it.

Storywise then "Djinn" turned out to be adequate. I can't really claim to be familiar with the exact nature of a Djinn in terms of lore and legend, and only do have previous experience from the "Wishmaster" movie franchise. So it was with no expectations or prejudice that I sat down to watch the movie.

The acting in "Djinn" was good, and it was a nice and refreshing touch to have totally new talents to appear on the screen. By that I mean, that this was all actors and actresses that I hadn't seen before. Probably because this was the first Arabic movie that I have ever had the chance to sit down to watch.

The movie jumps back and forth between English and Arabic, which is a bit frustrating, to say the least. So ensure that you have subtitles on while watching "Djinn".

The special effects in "Djinn" were quite good, and there were indeed some very interesting things showcased on the screen. I liked the hand prints effect in the apartment, and also the way that the creature showed on the CCTV camera.

Visually then there were some quite interesting things to witness in this movie. The scene with the stuffed toys on the bed, for example, while it was very simplistic, it was quite effective, especially because they made the eyes of the stuffed animals look somewhat disturbing. The baby with the black eyes was also sort of disturbing. And of course there is the obligatory scene with a long hallway where the lights go out one light bulb at a time, slowly as the dark encroach on the protagonist at the farthest end of the corridor.

Now as for the Djinn itself, well it wasn't all that scary, unless you count a person dressed in black robes, and having wrinkled skin and dirty teeth to be scary. But then again, I don't know what a Djinn is supposed to look like according to its legends and lore, so whom am I to say that this wasn't a good interpretation of its appearance? However, I didn't think that the creature design wasn't particularly scary.

There are some pretty good jump scares throughout the course of this movie, which were incidentally the strongest points of the movie. So if you enjoy a horror movie that thrives more on jump scares than a thoroughly scary storyline, then this is definitely the movie for you.

I didn't know that Tobe Hooper was the director at the helm of "Djinn". I found that out by reading one of the reviews here on IMDb. It was interesting to see him branch out and do something non-American for a change. So how did he fare with this endeavor? Well, I actually think that he did a rather good job.

"Djinn" is a fair horror story, but it wasn't an outstanding movie in comparison to so many other horror movies. Sure, it was good enough for a single viewing, but it is hardly the type of horror movie that warrants multiple viewings.

The ending of the movie was as bland, generic, predictable and stereotypical as it gets for a horror movie. And everything that Tobe Hooper had built up during the movie just fell apart in an instant because of the ending. It was just an atrocious way to end an otherwise adequate horror movie.
2017-06-23
Boring and disappointing
The only reason I give it 4 is because I like both Aiysha Hart and Razane Jammal. Both did the best they could with a poor script and shoddy directing. As for 'horror'?, I didn't see any. Not even remotely. Just a lot of disjointed scenes, no atmosphere, no chemistry, nothing to talk about. I enjoyed Aiysha Hart in her scenes, speaking Arabic; those were high points of the film for me. poor Razane looked at sea most of the time. Shame. Could have been a much better film with more effort from the director, imagination and maybe even a bigger budget...? Most of the story was predictable. There was little emotional content even around the theme of the dead baby. There was no atmosphere to connect the so called 'horror' to any emotional response by the actors. All very disconnected.Worth watching for the Arabic language scenes.
2014-11-30
This Review Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You
Perhaps I should stop right now, switch off this laptop, and go play basketball or something. I really wanted to like this film because it's from a country not know for its horror. A lot of other countries (Germany, USA, Finland, France, Argentina, Korea, China, etc) have already proved they can deliver the goods in spades so I thought it'd be nice to see how they do it in the UAE.

They don't.

And that's a surprise considering they went through the trouble of hiring a well known horror & sci-fi director (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Lifeforce, etc) and shooting in a land typically known for ravages of war-type films. One of the main problems is Djinn's utter lack of originality. Near empty hotel? Check. Creepy concierge? Check. Rolling fog? Check. Phone which can't get a connection? Check? Car that won't start even though it was working only a minute ago? Check. Somebody doing a slow back up by a window which an errant bird suddenly, and loudly, slams into to make you jump? Check. Hands protruding from the walls? See The Frighteners.

Also, the general acting was dirt poor all around. However, it was nice to see a woman with platform shoes being able to outrun a Doberman and what looks like a Bernese Mountain Dog.

Did I mention the acting was poor and almost every scene was borrowed? This movie didn't even need to be shot. A couple of film students could just as easily had cut and pasted these scenes from other films and you wouldn't notice the difference.

Who that possessed psychiatrist was in New York is a mystery to me. But at least she did use "devil talk" in her voice. That's different, isn't it?
2016-01-19
A Mediocre Attempt
The movie has a nice folklore traditional Emirati story , and depends on some of the beliefs of Islam regarding the realm of Jin (There is no D in Jin) . It is directed by Tobe Hooper which I believe is the only reason that you might consider watching this. The most horrible thing about this movie is the cast , some are horribly unwatchable and there is no chemistry whatsoever between them. The dialects and accents are just too silly to mix together in members of the same family. The transition from speaking Arabic to speaking English is just uneasy to hear. The movies starts okay then the plot just plateaus for a veryyyyy long time until you are hit with the stupid ending. Bottom line is, if you don't speak Arabic I do not recommend watching this , and if you do speak Arabic I also do not recommend you to watch it.
2015-07-26
Great Movie! Loved It!
This was a nice change and I loved the movie. Definitely worth watching. If you are a cookie-cutter type of person, this is not the typical American Horror or gore movie. It does have a story line and the actors are good. They are believable.

It is refreshing to watch a movie that is not the same thing over and over. This isn't and it is rooted in legend which is awesome because it is not simply American legend.

It is more about the story than simply the scare. Don't believe what others have written about it being bad. I think it depends on what people like. It is a good movie. Watch and see!
2015-10-24
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