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Rating: 8.5 stars


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Seen on: 02/05/2017

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Under the Shadow (2016)

Directed by Babak Anvari

Horror | Supernatural | War

Most recently watched by sensoria, schofizzy, sleestakk


After Shideh’s building is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

Length 84 minutes


Bijan Daneshmand | Behi Djanati Atai | Ray Haratian | Narges Rashidi | Hamid Djavadan | Arash Marandi | Bobby Naderi | Avin Manshadi | Aram Ghasemy | Soussan Farrokhnia | Nabil Koni | Sajjad Delafrooz | Amir Ranjbar | Houshang Ranjbar

Viewing Notes

I liked this quite a bit; definitely gave me chills at times. The political overtones weren’t lost on me but it also works well as just a straight supernatural horror.


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