(HOLLYWOOD, CA — OCTOBER 9, 2015) Award-winning Turkish actress Derya Alabora (“Innocence,” “When We Leave,” “A Most Wanted Man”) stars as the title character “Naciye” in Lutfu Emre Cicek’s feature film directorial debut. “Naciye” will have its World Premiere screening at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA at Hollywood & Highland as part of Screamfest LA on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30pm. Cicek and the film’s stars Esin Harvey and Gorkem Mertsoz will be in attendance.
“For years I have followed Screamfest selections to discover new movies to watch so I feel very fortunate and proud to have the chance to premiere “Naciye” as part of this year’s exciting line-up. To have the World Premiere in the heart of Hollywood and to launch our film at this prestigious horror film festival and for audiences to discover it is a dream come true,” said Cicek.
In “Naciye,” a pregnant couple (Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz) travels for the weekend to check on the house they rented on a whim for the remainder of the pregnancy. On their first night at the secluded home they encounter the dangerous woman who claims to be its rightful owner.
Instead of making a Turkish or American horror film, Cicek made an international horror film influenced by both his Turkish upbringing and love of American Horror films. The result is a uniquely satisfyingly scary artistic and unique voice in the world of horror genre films. “Naciye” is accessible while also being quite shocking with an originality that should surely shock and please the die-hard horror fans while it intrigues and engages the not so faint of heart average audience members while they squirm in their seats and cover their eyes.
Film website with trailer: www.naciyemovie.com