There’s an amazing backstory to this film that I must admit interests me just as much as the film itself. The film looks crisp and technically sound, the challenges that the cast and crew had to overcome to make this film is just amazingly magnetic. We’re talking about Ford Brothers danger territory here.
You’ve got to respect a group of individuals placed in a very precarious position persevering in order to gift the world a passion project. A horror passion project at that.
Yeah, Curse of Mesopotamia has my complete and utter respect.
Melissa Mars, Terrell Carter, Karim Saidi and Ozzie Aziz star.
The film will be available On Demand in the U.S. and Canada via iTunes & Amazon this August. You can get into the trailer directly below:
Here’s some interesting info from the official press release:
The advance of ISIS halted production in Kurdistan, Iraq back in August, 2014. With strong perseverance the indie film completed principal photography in April, 2015 in Jordan. The prerelease in Iraqi cinemas throughout November, 2015 was a success, scoring the #1 spot at the Box Office amongst the new releases, 2nd overall, just behind Spectre, the new James Bond.
Synopsis: Five strangers are brought together with only one thing in common: nightly visits by a Demon in a nightmare so disturbing it has affected their everyday lives. When their common psychiatrist suggests group therapy in a location similar to the place they keep seeing in their daily nightmare, US Army soldier and divorced father, John, is not keen to the idea. But when he realizes that his little daughter has started to suffer from the same night terrors, he joins the trip to Erbil in Iraq, Kurdistan with the psychiatrist and the other patients: painter Veronique, socialite and exporn star Amira, bisexual playboy Tony, and radical Islamist, Ahmed. Once at the old castle, dream and reality start to become one. John soon realizes that their arrival was not a coincidence. They are all reincarnations of key figures that played a role in 600B.C. during the revolution that made Kawa a hero and that is still celebrated to this day as the holiday, Newroz. The Demon has lured them back to change history and to stop Kawa. The brutal fight for survival starts, again.
Now check out an additional clip for the flick!