Watch: Trailer for Tobe Hooper's 'Politically Subversive' Horror 'Djinn'
I'm not looking to kick up any political dust here, but this is quite an intriguing trailer. Horror master Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) shot a film in the United Arab Emirates last year called Djinn, about a couple who return from a trip to the US to discover that their apartment is haunted by a malevolent being. There were recent reports that distributor Imagenation Abu Dhabi was going to shelf the film for being "politically subversive", but new reports say it's still on track to be released this year. Italian site MovieSushi (via STYD) found the first long promo trailer, and it's honestly rather boring. Take a look!
Watch the first lengthy promo trailer for Tobe Hooper's Djinn, originally via MovieSushi:
An Emirati couple (played by Khalid Laith and Razane Jammal) return from a trip to the United States only to discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.
Djinn is directed by horror master and American filmmaker Tobe Hooper, of films like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Eaten Alive, Poltergeist, Night Terrors, The Mangler, Crocodile and Mortuary previously. The screenplay was written by newcomer David Tully, of only a German TV movie called The Village. This was filmed entirely in the United Arab Emirates early last year, but Imagenation Abu Dhabi has held onto it since. We're not sure when, or if ever, we'll see this film in the US, but at least we get a glimpse at the trailer.