FYF Pick: Terrifying Tunisian Thriller ‘Dachra’ Leaves An Indelible Mark

Feature, which contains its share of chilling moments, is now out in theaters and virtual cinemas.

Several days after watching Dachra, my mind is still on a couple of images I probably will never shake. Depending on your cinematic tastes, that can be a great or a horrible thing. On the latest Find Your Film podcast, I praise the Tunisian horror thriller and co-hosts Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes also recommend the feature.

Dachra centers on three journalists (Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jebali, Bilel Slatnia) who believe they have an interesting story on their hands as they investigate a mentally unstable woman named Mongia (Hela Ayed). Their quest leads them to a mysterious mountainous town where most of the villagers don’t speak. Their all too friendly host (Hedi Mejri) has ulterior motives, and the journalists must escape the town or suffer a dismal fate.

Directed by Abdelhamid Bouchnak for a scant $80,000, Dachra contains a healthy share of horrific and memorable moments. Bouchnak’s immersive visual style and unique framing of certain shots also added to the overall excellence of the flick. Although I ended up loving the movie much more than Bruce and Eric, they both were on board for the film’s violent and terrifying third act.

Our Dachra review

As Eric Holmes stated, Dachra is not for the faint of heart, so you have been warned. Now playing in theaters stateside and also available in virtual cinemas, Dachra was a total mesmerizing experience. For more info on how to watch the film, go to Dekanalog’s official site.

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