Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 PM at the Michigan.
The fourth installment in the Turkish jinn possession franchise, and the horror movie equivalent of sketch comedy. Don’t come to this movie for character development or thoughtful statements about Turkish politics or culture. For true horror fans, it’s a treat. Body horror, jump scares, a Dark Shadows vibe with a Dario Argento aesthetic, evil children and evil old people in a creepy, fantastically decorated old house. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Dir: Alper mestçi
Turkey. 2017. 93 mins. Part of Halaloween: A Muslim Horror Film Fest.
Co-sponsored by The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum & The Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
The Global Islamic Studies Center aims to promote the understanding of global Islamic culture and Muslim societies worldwide. This year we launch our first ever Muslim horror film fest. Halaloween asks: What scares Muslim audiences? How do horror movies conceived for a Muslim public transform the familiar tropes that Hollywood and Hammer horror taught us? How do Muslim directors of horror movies use the genre to investigate gender and family tensions, social injustice and political oppression, demographic change and social unrest? Are horror movies halal (permissible in Islamic law)? Why so many jinn – and where are the Muslim zombies? Use the hashtag #Halaloween to follow and discuss!
For more information, visit https://ii.umich.edu/islamicstudies