ComingSoon.net is excited to debut an exclusive clip from IFC Midnight’s The Djinn, which is releasing May 14 in select theaters nationwide. The horror film directed by Justin Powell and David Charbonier will also be available digitally everywhere you rent movies. It follows a 12-year-old mute boy, played by Dylan Jacobs, that performs a ritual to gain a voice. However, a djinn is now looking to collect his soul, so he must avoid it for a night.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Djinn:
The story follows a mute twelve-year-old, Dylan Jacobs, as he 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.
“We made this film as a testament to the spirit of independent filmmaking,” said the duo of directors. “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.”
Our clip shows Dylan making a terrifying discovery in his house as he finds a woman in his house. It’s just one of the many scares that The Djinn will offer up on May 14.
Check out the exclusive clip from IFC Midnight’s The Djinn below: