Thanks to having grown up in the Bible belt, despite my personal beliefs and best instincts I still have an inborn fear of the End of Days. As a result, biblical horror films terrify the hell out of me, which means I’m probably going to love JeruZalem. The POV horror story follows two American girls on vacation in Jerusalem who join up with a mysterious anthropology student while partying in the Old City. Things go sideways when a biblical prophecy comes true during Yom Kippur, opening up a gate to hell and unleashing the Apocalypse. The trio must find a way to survive as the world looks to be ending. Yikes. Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin), Danielle Jadelyn and Yon Tumarkin star.
Shot on location in the City of David, JeruZalem offers a new take on the POV/found-footage genre, with a great deal of the film seen from the main character’s Google Glass-inspired smart eyewear, as she uses GPS, facial recognition and other apps to navigate the horrors unfolding.
It sounds terrifying (and awesome) to me, and JeruZalem now has a U.S. release date from Epic Pictures (which also financed). It hits theaters January 22, day-and-date with the VOD release. It was written and directed by brothers Doron Paz and Yoav Paz in their feature debut; they also produce, with Rotem Levin, Nir Miretzky, Boris Zeleny and Uri Levanon co-producing. Shaked Berenson and Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures executive produce.
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