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The Possession

The Possession
  • 2012
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ole Bornedal
  • Written by: Kevin Mannis, Stephen Susco
  • Cast: Natasha Callis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick
  • UK release: 31 August 2012

Clyde (Morgan) attempts to ease the tension of divorce from Stephanie (Sedgwick) by allowing daughter Em (Calis) to buy a mysterious box at a garage sale. Oops: it contains a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore. The po-faced approach provokes laughs rather than shocks, and despite nicely underplayed acting it's all a bit moth-eaten.

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The Possession

3 Sep 20123 stars

A slightly moth-eaten Jewish version of The Exorcist from Sam Raimi's Ghost House imprint

A Jewish version of The Exorcist, The Possession is the latest entry in the minor sub-genre of horror films about the dybbuk, a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore, familiar from David S Goyer’s The Unborn and the creepy prologue of the Coen…

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