Haunted (2007 film)

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Haunted
MusallatFilmPoster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alper Mestçi
Produced by Banu Akdeniz
Murat Toktamisoglu
Written by Güray Ölgü
Alper Mestçi
Starring Bigkem Karavus
Burak Özçivit
Kurtulus Sakiragaoglu
Music by Resit Gözdamla
Cinematography Feza Caldiran
Edited by Alper Mestçi
Production
company
Distributed by Özen Film
Maxximum Film und Kunst GmbH
Release date
  • November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16)
Running time
90 min
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)
Box office $2,170,188

Haunted (Turkish: Musallat) is a 2007 Turkish horror film directed by Alper Mestçi about a young Turkish guest-worker who it is haunted by dark visionsin Berlin. The film, which opened nationwide on November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16) was one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2007.

Production[edit]

The film was shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin, Germany.[1]

Plot synopsis[edit]

Suat (Burak Özcivit) is a young Turkish man who leaves his new bride Nurcan (Bigkem Karavus) behind in Turkey and joins his childhood friend Metin (İbrahim Can) in Berlin where he can earn some money. Here he is haunted by dark visions that eventually drive him to attempt suicide. When the doctors in Germany can find nothing wrong, Suat and Metin return to Istanbul to seek the advice of spiritual healer Haci Burhan Kasavi (Kurtuluş Şakirağaoğlu). Suat and family of Haci except a daughter of Haci was killed by a demon angry about him for being killed when born as the bady of Nurcan. Musallat 2: Lanet (2011) by the same company is about a young woman find she is a relative of a jinn and being born after a couple asked a witch to ask for a child for a jinn through the cut animal legs sorcerery ritual.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film opened in 125 screens across Turkey on November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16) at number 3 in the box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $372,573.[2]

Opening weekend gross
Date Territory Screens Rank Gross
November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16) Turkey 125 3 $372,573
February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07) Germany 23 24 $69,936
February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08) Austria 2 21 $11,999
February 27, 2008 (2008-02-27) Belgium 2 23 $18,878

Reception[edit]

Box Office[edit]

The film was the tenth highest grossing Turkish film of 2007 with a total gross of $1,802,504.[2]

The worldwide total gross rose to $2,170,188 following international release in 2008.[2]

Reviews[edit]

Todd Brown, writing for Twitch Film, claims to have been, drawn in by the simple but compelling story of a young family haunted and possessed, with, a pretty compelling blend of pulp with legitimate tension, which looks to ride that same split in influences, of technical proficiency and just plain pulp that has long been the mark of Turkish genre films, though the technical end looks stronger than most, with, truly moody and unsettling imagery. If the film comes close to living up to the trailer this thing is EASILY going to be the best Turkish genre picture of the past five to ten years, he concludes.[3][4][5]

Chris Churchill, also writing for Twitch Film, adds that, The film also scored Theatrical releases in a few European countries earlier in the year, something quite rare for Turkish genre films in the past, so there could be something that makes Musallat stand out from the recent crop of Turkish Horror films produced.[6]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filming locations for Musallat". IMDB. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Turkey Weekend Box Office for Musallat". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Brown, Todd. "Website and Trailer for Turkish Horror Musallat (Haunted)". twitch. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brown, Todd. "Full Theatrical Trailer For Turkish Horror Musallat". twitch. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ Brown, Todd. "A Stunning New Theatrical Trailer For Turkish Horror Musallat". twitch. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ Churchill, Chris. "Turkish Horror 'Musallat' receives English friendly DVD release". twitch. Retrieved February 18, 2010. [dead link]