Ever heard of Kandisha? Me neither. But a few minutes of research revealed that she’s actually a pretty big deal in certain parts of the world. Think of her like the Bloody Mary of Northern Africa—specifically in Morocco. Here are the broad strokes courtesy of Designing Life:
“This demonic entity or Succubus seduces men and possesses them. She usually appears as a tall beautiful, topless woman with the legs of a goat. Other people say she turns into an ugly hag before possessing you. The possessed become impotent, unhygienic and depressed. If you’re ever alone and you hear the sounds of rusty chains dragging on the ground, you know Aisha Kandisha is nearby.”
A topless woman with the legs of a goat? How can the filmmakers behind cult classics like Inside, Livid, and Among the Living (and I guess Leatherface…) incorporate that into a work of modern horror? It looks like their take on Kandisha will follow three young girls that attempt to break the curse after the Moroccan succubus is summoned to dispose of an abusive ex.
Time will tell how the team bounces back from 2017’s lackluster release of Leatherface, but I’m a believer. After all, Bustillo and Maury are back in the writer’s seat for this one—a trait shared with their aforementioned highlights. It’s also sporting an estimated budget of over $3M, and that’s pretty hefty. For comparison’s sake, Inside was in that same range while Among the Living reportedly received almost half that. It certainly bodes well.
For now, check out the official plot synopsis, below, while we await further detail. Kandisha is currently in post production with a formal release expected sometime in 2020. We’ll keep you updated as new information becomes available.