Jinns, dybbuks and ghosts…frightening new movies for this Halloween season (part 2 of 3)

At Narratio Vitae (“life story” in Latin), we constantly encounter the undying reflections of our clients’ pasts, and we revel in the thrill of a good ghost story.  This Halloween, three movies reign as genuinely creepy ghost stories.  We highlighted Demons last week, and here’s a second for your consideration…

Under the Shadow is the story of a girl and her mother haunted by a jinn – a supernatural creature of Arabian and Islamic mythology – in their apartment in war-torn 1980s Tehran.  Unlike many recent ghost stories that rely on cheap scare tactics, Under The Shadow slowly builds emotional tension as the story progresses, setting up for a fearful crescendo.  The LA Times calls it “a brilliantly conceived thriller, about a woman plagued by dark forces both inside and outside her home.”

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Avin Manshadi plays Dorsa in Under the Shadow (Photo: Vertical Entertainment)

Another recommendation to come…

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