Exclusive Clip From This Week’s Religious Chiller GODFORSAKEN

Not all miracles are holy.

By Michael Gingold · March 24, 2022, 10:19 AM PDT
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GODFORSAKEN (2022)

A funeral crowd gets a shocking surprise in this creepy excerpt from Godforsaken, which premieres on the Terror Films channel this Friday, March 25th and then becomes available digitally worldwide April 8th. Written and directed by Afghan filmmaker Ali Akbar Akbar Kamal, it stars Chad Tailor, Mélie B. Rondeau, Katie Fleming, Chris Kelly, Domenic Derose, Nicole Fairbairn, JoAnn Bundock and Flora Burke. The synopsis: “An indie filmmaker visits his hometown to attend a childhood friend’s funeral. When she seemingly rises from the dead during her wake with mysterious abilities, he and a group of friends begin to investigate and record the town’s experience as they try to get to the truth. Some claim she is God; some claim she is pure evil. They soon learn that not all miracles are holy.”

Says Kamal, “Growing up in a religious community in the Middle East, I always had a fascination with otherworldly beings. As a child I would often hear things like ‘You will burn for eternity if you commit a sin’ or ‘You will go blind if you question God,’ all of which struck terror in my heart. As a horror fan, I always found that feeling of terror to be captivating: the fear of unknown beings holding unlimited power over us. I wrote Godforsaken with that fear in mind. Our objective was to make a movie that touches on those feelings, but most importantly, I wanted to make something that was fun and exciting to watch.”

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