A creepy new trailer has been released for the witchcraft horror Dachra and aside from a few clichéd scares, it looks extremely unsettling. It looks bleak and eerie, bursting with an ominous atmosphere that lingers long after the trailer ends.
Set against the backdrop of contemporary Tunisia, the feature revolves around female journalism student Yasmin and two male classmates who set out on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago and now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of witchcraft.
As they pursue their investigation, the three friends stumble into the archaic and ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots, which is home to a cult.
When the cult’s jovial but menacing leader invites them to stay overnight, Yasmin is drawn into Dachra’s dark secrets and a desperate attempt to escape alive.
Dachra comes from Tunisian director Abdelhamid Bouchnakand and stars Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jebali and Bilel Slatnia. The film will have its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on 8th September, so look out for those early reactions.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)