Dachra – Tunisia, 2018

Dachra is a 2018 Tunisian horror feature film written and directed by Abdelhamid Bouchnak.

Yassmine, a Tunisian journalism student, is accompanied by her two male friends on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated twenty-five years ago, now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of witchcraft.

As they pursue their investigation, the three compatriots stumble into the archaic and ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots. They’re welcomed to stay overnight by the jovial yet menacing cult leader. However, when Yassmine discovers Dachra’s secrets, she must escape before she is also consumed…


Dachra‘s position as its nation of origin’s first horror film gives it a bit of an extra push into the limelight that will certainly allow it to get a bit more play that it might based upon quality alone. The film is quite good, but it does follow some very familiar beats. Bouchnak does, however, make excellent use of his tools in creating a visually engaging piece that pulses with dread throughout.” J Hurtado, Screen Anarchy

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