Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper tries Arabian horror with Djinn

02.28.2011

One of the guys who helped forever change the landscape of horror movies is back, although he's heading to the Middle East to stir up some scares.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE director Tobe Hooper will make Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s Arabian horror film DJINN, described as a haunted house thriller that "uncovers the dark truth behind classic fairytales of the Genie."

"The horror genre speaks an international language and I am so pleased to be involved in a project with Imagenation Abu Dhabi that will transcend cultures and borders," Hooper says. "Simply put, this movie will scare everyone, no matter where you live or what you believe in!"

DJINN tells "the nightmarish story of a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn."

While he hasn't been very high-profile in recent years aside from a remake of TOOLBOX MURDERS and a couple of "Masters of Horror" episodes, Hooper once brought us SALEM'S LOT, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, THE FUNHOUSE, the underappreciated LIFEFORCE and INVADERS FROM MARS, and POLTERGEIST (although there are still conflicting reports to this day that put producer Steven Spielberg in control of that movie).

Extra Tidbit: We've seen variations of Djinn/Jinn used in horror, notably the WISHMASTER series and episodes of "Supernatural" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Source: JoBlo.com

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

2:24PM on 03/01/2011
I liked most of his work, even the most commercial like LIFEFORCE and the IFM remake, or the most "did he direct it alone or not" one, POLTERGEIST, so I can't wait for the return of big TOBE !
I liked most of his work, even the most commercial like LIFEFORCE and the IFM remake, or the most "did he direct it alone or not" one, POLTERGEIST, so I can't wait for the return of big TOBE !
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:46AM on 03/01/2011

I love it!

Fresh idea, nice! Too bad it had to come from another country and not Hollywood.
Fresh idea, nice! Too bad it had to come from another country and not Hollywood.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:01AM on 03/01/2011
The original TCM was alright at best and Poltergeist was Spielberg's baby so i have no faith in Hooper in anything he does
The original TCM was alright at best and Poltergeist was Spielberg's baby so i have no faith in Hooper in anything he does
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:05PM on 03/01/2011
Great, 2 posts in and the tired old [link] debate is brought up. Is their a 3rd movie geek site other than this one and AICN I should know about?
Great, 2 posts in and the tired old [link] debate is brought up. Is their a 3rd movie geek site other than this one and AICN I should know about?
12:01AM on 03/01/2011
I love horror, so I bring it on with everything you got.
I love horror, so I bring it on with everything you got.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More