To my knowledge Achoura
is the only Moroccan horror film to reach international audiences. It's also the debut of director Talal Selhami, and a pretty strong debut it is. During the eve of Achoura, an important celebration in Morocco (and most of the Islamic world,) a group of friends have a terrifying experience in which one of the group is lost. They wow to never speak of again, and over time collectively suppress the happening from their minds. That is, until children start disappearing, and the lost brother resurfaces.
The story works really well, and the cinematography is beautiful. This is absolutely a film worth seeing if you're into horror films. While it has it's flaws, it comes out as a great film over all. It does at times feel a bit too digital, and some scenes would be way more scary if the monster was less exposed. Those are minor gripes though, the film carries itself quite well. Recommended.