Curse of Mesopotamia (2015) - Trailer
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Kaoutar Boudarraja, Mauricio Rousselon, Hania Amar, Stacy Thunes, Ana Sinclair, Ahmad Massad, Ozzie Aziz, Daniel W. Smith, Alan Monzalvo, Lea Omar, Raya Khatib, Behnaz Yazdanfar, Bella Krieger, Melissa Mars, Terrell Carter
Director(s): Lauand Omar
Lauand Omar"s Curse of Mesopotamia (2015) has a trailer attached to the film that you can watch here. Watching the trailer, I like what I see, but everything also felt so scattered, and I felt a little lost. Guess they wanted us to see the important events but did not know how to make it totally coherent which sometimes happens. Melissa Mars, Terrell Carter, and Karim Saidi star in Curse of Mesopotamia.
Curse of Mesopotamia, the first English language genre film out of the Middle East, featuring a diverse international cast, is available On Demand in the U.S. and Canada via iTunes and Amazon this August.
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 pre-release 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 ex-porn 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 600 B.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.
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