Have some “JINN” in 2014


The horrific side of Eastern mythological folklore is coming to the U.S., as the supernatural horror film JINN has set a release date.

JINN (no relation to Tobe Hooper’s forthcoming DJINN) will open courtesy of Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing April 4, 2014. Written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, the film stars Dominic Rains (pictured above), Serinda Swan, Ray Park, Faran Tahir and William Atherton; here’s the pitch: “In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire. For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.”

And if that isn’t enough to entice you, the V8, 618 horsepower muscle car known as the “Firebreather,” featured in JINN’s action sequences, will be the first vehicle in motion-picture history available for the public to purchase. It was designed by Ahmad himself, who says, “The Exxodus team and I are very excited to be releasing JINN to the world. We have a tremendous responsibility to live up to the collective imagination of the people that already know about the jinn as well as revealing the concept to those who have never heard of it. Freestyle Releasing is the perfect partner as they have had many successes in the genre and we feel they understand the originality of the concept.”

Adds Freestyle’s Mark Borde, “We are happy to be distributing a film that will introduce western audiences to an entirely new, entirely different supernatural concept, and I know that our team is excited to get this movie out to the public.” For more, head over to JINN’s Facebook page.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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