On the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel, we will be posting one full movie every day of the week, giving viewers the chance to watch them entirely free of charge. The Free Movie of the Day we have for you today is the 2020 South African horror movie Tokoloshe: The Calling, which is also known by the title Tokoloshe: An African Curse. You can watch the movie over on the YouTube channel linked above, or you can just watch it in the embed at the top of this article.
Directed by Richard Green, who also wrote the screenplay with Arish Sirkissoon, Tokoloshe has the following synopsis:
Arish Vema, a successful writer and Media personality, takes his new, designer family to an abandoned hotel in the Transkei to finish his much-anticipated follow up novel. He is accompanied by his white wife Angela and their adopted Zulu daughter, Ntombi. At the hotel, strange things start to happen which leave the family at a loss. It is revealed that the hotel has a dark past in which many murders were carried out since its establishment in 1808. There are rumours that this evil stems from the land being cursed since it was stolen from its native people. The hotel contains an ominous door which the family are afraid to enter. Meanwhile, in a city nearby, Thembi, a high school teacher, is experiencing strange visions and dreams which link her back to a gruesome past at the same hotel. Something seems to be “calling”” her back to the Hotel for unfinished business. She seeks the professional help of Dr Richards a well-known psychologist. She hopes that his interventions can help her rid herself of the “calling”. Through a sequence of events, Thembi and Dr Richards return to the hotel and Thembi finally confronts the thing that has been calling her for years: the Tokoloshe.
If you prefer a shorter synopsis:
A successful writer goes to an abandoned hotel with his wife and adopted daughter to finish his much anticipated follow-up book when strange things start to occur. At the same time, a high school teacher is forced to deal with her gruesome past which is linked to the same hotel.
The film stars Angela Balkovic, Rubendra Govender, Sanjay Laljith, Lloyd Grant O’Connor, Neerusha Oogorah, Shezi Sibongiseni, Arish Sirkissoon, Roelof Twijnstra, and Lwandile Xaba.
Tokoloshe is just the second directing credit for Green, who previously directed the 1982 TV movie Praise. That’s quite a gap between productions. Green works more steadily as a producer, production manager, and first assistant director. His first A.D. credits include American Ninja 2: The Confrontation and District 9.
So take a look at Tokoloshe – it’s free! – and let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below or on the YouTube page.
The movies that have previously been featured as the Free Movies of the Day can be found at THIS LINK, and also on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel.