Be careful what you wish for...
...IFC Midnight has released a terrifying trailer for writer/directors David Charbonier and Justin Powells The Djinn, which is playing soon at Panic Fest!
In The Djinn:
"Mute twelve-year-old, Dylan Jacobs, discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul. Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price."
The film stars EZRA DEWEY, ROB BROWNSTEIN, TEVY POE, JOHN ERICKSON, DONALD PITTS, JILBERT DANIEL, OMARYUS LUCKETT, COLLIN JOE and ISAIAH MANSF IELD.
Said the directors, "We made this film as a testament to the spirit of independent filmmaking. Our story is framed in horror, but we hope that its themes of strength and survival will encourage children and adults alike to love themselves despite their perceived shortcomings."
The Djinn comes to select theaters and VOD on May 14th from IFC Midnight.
By Matt Konopka