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Ugandan horror movie, Bunjako up for premiere this weekend

By Denis Nsubuga

Added 13th June 2016 03:13 PM

It is those stories that Samuel Kizito, a movie director and writer, seeks to portray in his new sensational Uganda horror movie, Bunjako.

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It is those stories that Samuel Kizito, a movie director and writer, seeks to portray in his new sensational Uganda horror movie, Bunjako.

University students may have life differences but will certainly be united where fun prevails. And it is from that fun that comes different stories. Some sad and appalling, others exultant and memorable.   

It is those stories that Samuel Kizito, a movie director and writer, seeks to portray in his new sensational Uganda horror movie, Bunjako.

"Many stories are go untold, and the few documented are not expansively told. This movie aims at telling the story in its entirety but in a stimulating style," he says.   

A kind of suspense-filled movie that keep the Ugandan audience at the edge of their seats, Bunjako premieres this weekend on June 17 at Theatre La Bonita, Kampala.

Its story-line doesn't fall far from those of other, say, international horror movies but its gripping gist lies in fact that it tells a Ugandan story, and borrows its title from Bunjako, an Island forest in Mpigi District, central Uganda.

The plot

Bunjako follows a story of University students with differences in life that plan to go for a camp fire trip together with their lecturer.  On their way to the camp fire, they come across a thick forest which they have to go through to make it to their destination. Along the way, however, they meet the unfortunate works of the devil. Their travel vehicle breaks down and they decide to make it through on foot. Unbeknownst to them, the forest they are moving through is haunted with a killing evil spirit and human-like carnivores who feed on animal and human flesh.

And it that one night that is slowly setting in they have to move through the forest. One of them gets possessed by the evil spirit which uses her to its aid to kill both the students and the carnivores. Confusion ensues among the two groups. At the same time the carnivores think the students are killing them, the students think vice-versa. Either party has to either keep away or attack the other for revenge. And that is where all the horror starts.

The cast comprises of a relatively young breed on the movie scene, but they perfectly fit in their roles and execute them well to bring out the movie's storyline.  Diana Nabatanzi plays the lead role of Jane. (Atukunda Joseph as Musinguzi, a policeman and Jane's father). Others include Sharon Atuhaire, Kimuli Brandon, Julius Mosh, and Jolly D Mukasa—all relatively new faces on the scene.

 

 

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