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Gulf Film Festival: Arab filmmakers go for the horror

by Dhanusha Gokulan.

From zombie attacks and werewolf howls to women not being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, Arab filmmakers are now opting for unconventional themes while scripting their movies. Young directors, recognising Arab interest in Western supernatural stories, are now trying to revive the making of Arabic horror cinema.

Qatari horror flick Lockdown: Red Moon Escape premiered in Dubai on Thursday at Gulf Film Festival 2012.

A collaborative effort between two directors, Mohammed Al Ibrahim and Ahmed Al Baker, Lockdown is a mishmash of various supernatural elements.

With themes like zombie attacks, werewolves, psychics, witchcraft and people with supernatural abilities, Lockdown is definitely one hour of quality entertainment for a horror buff.

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