Dabbe: The Possession – Turkey, 2013

Dabbe: The Possession – original title: Dabbe: Cin Çarpmasi – is a 2013 Turkish supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Hasan Karacadag.

The J-Plan production stars Furkan Bayraktar, Elcin Atamgüc, Mehmet Canbeg, Sabriye Günüç, Sultan Köroglu Kiliç, Oguzhan Kocakli, Cansu Kurgun, Irmak Örnek and A. Murat Özgen.

Plot:

Ahead of her wedding, Kübra is possessed by demons. When an examination reveals more horror, her friend Faruk’, a psychiatrist, tries to perform an exorcism…

Reviews:

“Karacadag has too little story for more than two hours of playing time. Trimmed to under 100 minutes would have been easily possible. In spite of very exciting sequences, I sometimes found it difficult to maintain concentration. Nevertheless, a look is worthwhile in any case, because the film does occasionally provide for some fear and terror.” Florian Halbeisen, 100 Year of Terror review [translated from German]

“The film is a little long at 2 hours 14 minutes but it gets really intense near the middle and end and is a lot of fun. Karacadag has upped the scare factor from his 2012 entry, Dabbe: Bir cin vakasi, also about vengeful genies. He knows how to use the camcorder and lighting to maximum effect…” Victory is Mine Blast review

“The story builds nicely with some effectively unsettling moments as Faruk’s efforts are repeatedly defeated by the Djinn. There’s also a very creepy night sequence in the abandoned town. And the ending is effectively batshit, complete with cards explaining what happened afterward.” Jim Morazzini, Voices from the Balcony review

Release:

Dabbe: The Possession is currently available for streaming via Netflix UK and Netflix USA

Filming locations:

Mugla, Turkey

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