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Under the Shadow

HD   PG-13

Babak Anvari

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About the Movie

Living amongst the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, Shideh is left to protect her young daughter, Dorsa. When a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might have brought in djinns - malevolent spirits that travel on the wind.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 69
  • Fresh: 68
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Quietly nerve-pricking ... – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Oct 6, 2016

Fresh: Under the Shadow is a skilled, chilling feature debut that might follow you around a while after seeing it. – Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly, Oct 6, 2016

Fresh: As much a study of a changing society as it is a story of evil spirits. The movie is first fascinating, then terrifying. – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, Oct 6, 2016

Fresh: Anvari deftly builds and sustains tension throughout, crafting a horror movie that respects genre conventions (right down to the safe/not safe ending), while firmly establishing its own distinctive identity. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 23, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Pure Anxiety

This was a great watch. Narges Rashidi gives an amazing performance in a movie that gives form to the anxiety of double standards and a society that won't let you find your place. Its slow build of tension is well worth your time.

Holy Cow that scared me!

I have seen just about every horror movie and not used to being scared anymore. This movie was very interesting from a cultural perspective and it was well done as horror flick. There is something about this movie that I cannot shake...and I LIKE IT!

Scariest movie of the year

Easily the scariest movie of this year. Don't watch alone!

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2016

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