Magazine article Screen International

Saudi's Holam to Shoot Found-Footage Horror 'Hajes' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Saudi's Holam to Shoot Found-Footage Horror 'Hajes' (Exclusive)

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The pic is about a group of filmmakers who go missing while making a doc about djinn spirits.

Holam co-founder Todd Albert Nims

Saudi production company Holam is gearing up to shoot the found footage horror film Hajes about a group of filmmakers who go missing while making a documentary about djinn spirits.

Saudi filmmaker Zyad Al Zahrany, whose credits include the short films Fire In and Quick Profit, will direct from a screenplay he wrote himself. Like Al Zahrany, the cast is comprised of a group of young Saudis who have made a name for themselves on popular Saudi YouTube channels.

As in much of the Gulf region, horror films are popular in Saudi Arabia and the internet performance of the first Saudi horror film Ghabash (Twilight) two years ago has shown there is an appetite for homegrown fare. …

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