Jeruzalem (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | R | Horror, Thriller, War
94 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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Jeruzalem Review


When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city

Jeruzalem (2015) is an Israeli found footage horror movie that contains violence, bad language, sexuality/nudity and drug use. First-time full-length directors Doron Paz (Phobidilia (2009), Temporarily Dead (2014), Asfur (2010)) and Yoav Paz did a fabulous job executing their first full-length movie as writers, producers, and editors. The brothers have potential and should continue working together to bring us more horror films. New Israeli directors did the right thing by shooting the movie in Jerusalem because it added the right atmosphere the film needed to display its culture, history, detailed architecture/monuments, and alleyways.

American best friends Sarah (Danielle Jadelyn - Folie a Trois (2013), Awake (2013), Field Poppy (2014)) and Rachel are visiting Tel Aviv. Rachel (Yael Grobglas - Jane the Virgin (2014), Rabies (2010), We the Kings: Say You Like Me - Music Video (2011)) and Sarah plans on having fun in the sun. They met Kevin (Yon Tumarkin - Hatsuya (2009), Rock Ba-Casba (2012), The Island (2007)) who is a young archeologist. Kevin persuaded the girls to go with him to the Yom Kippur celebration in Jerusalem.They were having fun while visiting churches, the Wailing Wall, and clubs until the gate to hell opens allowing winged demons/angel looking creatures to rampage everywhere. The demonic creatures turn their preys into monsters with wings while harvesting their souls. It appears as though the end of days are approaching as demons outweigh the number of humans.

With all said above, the movie did, however, fall short when it comes to sticking to the plot and setting. Sarah’s Google Glass headset was a beautiful touch to the movie, and if it was Google’s idea to put the glass into the movie, then it worked because I want one of those. Almost the entire film is shot with Sarah’s glass. The humor aspect of the movie was noticed and achieved but as for the horror aspect, there was nothing too scary or horror-ish about the movie. The jump scares are predictable as many scenes are. The actors did a good job with their roles but are not perfect. I gave this movie a five because it was an average watch that I will not see again.

About Jeruzalem 2015

Title: Jeruzalem
Year: 2015
Runtime: 94 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, War
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.8/5 stars from 25 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 25
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Itsko Yampulski, Ran Shternin, Danny Zahavi, Moshe Mussa Cohen, Jonathan Israeli, Yael Grobglas, Ori Zaltzman, Eran Zomer, Yon Tumarkin, Moran Zelma, Norbert Elbar, Danielle Jadelyn, Salim, Pini Levi, Dibi Ben-Yosef, Daniel Shamota, Merav Eisenthal, Ido Di Capua, Aya Jonas, Yossi Levim, Geri Gendel, Udi Greenberg, Ward Melham Gabai, Tom Graziani, Roy Amsalem, Marsh Dondurmar, Fares Hananya, Gita Ben Nevat, Jonathan Paz, Steven Hilder
Writers: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
Director: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz