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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 ...
Fresh: Under the Shadow is a skilled, chilling feature debut that might follow you around a while after seeing it.
Fresh: As much a study of a changing society as it is a story of evil spirits. The movie is first fascinating, then terrifying.
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.
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!