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Festival-fave chiller “DACHRA” gets distribution for this year

Monday, March 22, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Winner of Scariest Film honors at the Overlook Film Festival, it’s now set to terrorize a wider audience.

New York-based distributor Dekanalog has announced its acquisition of DACHRA for its 2021 release slate. Written and directed by Tunisian filmmaker Abdelhamid Bouchnak and based on true events, it also played Venice, Fantasia, Fantastic Fest and FrightFest. Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jebali, Bilel Slatnia, Hela Ayed and Bahri Rahali star: the synopsis: “A journalism student [Dimassi] and her friends become trapped in an isolated village while trying to solve a gruesome criminal case that is over 25 years old.” Check out an early trailer for DACHRA below and look for more on the movie at this site as it nears release.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.