Jeruzalem Review (2015)


Jeruzalem is found-footage horror film about two American tourists who vacation to Israel and caught in a biblical nightmare upon the the city.

The Story

Two best friends Rachel Klein and Sarah Pullman travel to Tel Aviv to have fun. On the flight, they meet Kevin Reed, who invites them to Jerusalem. Once in Jerusalem, they find themselves in a curfew and the city is under attacked by mysterious creatures.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

In general, the movie is enjoyable knowing the movie has very limited budget. Jeruzalem is not completely original film, but it deals with interesting concept of biblical demons and monsters in the Holy-land.

Here are some things I like about the movie. I like how they shot the movie in Israel.  You get to see the beautiful locations of Israel and get to see some of its unique culture.  The movie has some interesting biblical mythical demon and monsters.  The main character, Sarah, played by Danielle Jadelyn uses Google glasses in the movie.  Use of Google glasses is very cool and it is bit different.  It has bit of sci-fi feel to the movie where Google glasses is able to use the face recognition technology to identify the people and find them in the Facebook.

Jeruzalem isn’t perfect.  There are lots of flaws in the movie. Because of the limited budget, the CGI and special effects aren’t the best.  Also the acting isn’t the best.  In fact, the main characters get annoying towards end of the movie. The pace of the movie is bit slow.  It takes a while for movie to get it going.  The movie takes too long to set up and character development wasn’t effective.  For example, the main character Sarah is dealing with death of her brother, but they don’t really get into what happened to him in detail.

Overall, story line is bit disappointing.  The movie doesn’t really explains about the monster and its myth.  There are people resurrecting from the dead as a monsters, but they don’t really explore in detail. There are some few creepy moments, but overall, movie isn’t scary at all.  It feels more like sci-fi movie than horror movie. The movie ends with cliff hanger as if it is setting up for sequel. But I am not sure there is sequel or not.

In the Nutshell

Jeruzalem has lots of flaws but if you are fan of found-footage horror fan, you’ll enjoy it. I give 3 out of 5 stars.

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Genre: Found Footage

Rottentomatoes Rating: (59% / 55%)

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