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Halaloween: A Muslim Horror Film Festival

Stream Turkish horror film Beddua: The Curse from Oct 13th-20th
Thursday, October 13, 2022
8:00 AM-11:59 PM
Welcome to Halaloween: A Muslim Film Festival 2022

What's Halaloween? Halaloween screens horror films from across the globe that were made by, for, or about Muslims with the hopes of understanding “What scares Muslim audiences? Are horror movies halal?”

This year’s 2022 festival will be both in person and online, screening one film a week during the month of October, and ending with an in-person screening at the State Theater, Friday, October 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM. Each online screening will be available to watch for a week, all screenings are free.

The 2022 Halaloween Lineup:

* October 6: Roh | 2019 | Malaysia
* October 13: Beddua: The Curse | 2018 | Turkey
* October 20: Satan’s Slaves | 2017 | Indonesia
* October 28: Saloum | 2021 | Senegal (this screening will be in person at the State Theater)

We'll wrap up the month of October with a live panel discussion on Muslim Horror, the use of Islam and the Quran, and how each region differs in its creation of horror films. Stay tuned for the 2022 lineup of films and an announcement on the Muslim Horror Panel discussion!
More info:
From Oct 13th to the 20th, stream the Turkish horror film Beddua: The Curse | Üç Harfliler: Beddua on demand at Pre-order the film anytime, and check out the rest of the months Halaloween Horror selection!

2018 | 90 minutes | Turkish | Turkey
Directed by: Alper Mestçi

Halaloween Horror Rating 2/5
Rating explanation: Female-centered folk horror and psychological thriller. Contains violence, bullying, misogyny, body horror, and witches.
Religious content: This film invokes Turkish cultural and gender mores on marriage, relationships, and women that intersect with Islam.

Melek, Burcu, Eda and Ayla are four high school friends. Even though years have passed since their graduation, they are still friends. Their lives will change completely after they meet a shaman woman named Havel, and their lives dramatically change.

Halaloween is brought to you by the Global Islamic Studies Center and cosponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Department, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, the African Studies Center, Department of Communication and Media, The Department of Film, Television, and Media, American Culture, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for South Asian Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Arab and Muslim American Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, the Center for Arab American Studies at UM-Dearborn, and Shudder.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Global Islamic Studies, Halaloween
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, African Studies Center, Center for South Asian Studies, Department of American Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures, Communication and Media, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)
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