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Djinn (2013) - Tobe Hooper

The Middle East doesn't have that many irons in the fire when it comes to horror movies. That's why I really like Djinn. It isn't a fantastic horror movie but it's interesting and well made. The United Arab Emirates funded this movie being helmed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre creator Tobe Hooper. He's a great choice. Hooper's experience really draws the fear of each horror movie he makes and this movie is no different.

Salama and Khalid are a young Emirati couple who move back home from America after the accidental death of their infant child. They move into a large high rise in Ras al-Khaimah and start their lives together. Something just doesn't sit right with Salama. The atmosphere and aura surrounding Ras al-Khaimah is really creepy. A dense fog has settled and looks to be staying. Salama begins to hear and see things. That's when the fun begins.

Djinn gives a great, realistic look at the ancient creatures. It takes from the writings in the Qur'an …