The Possession


Action / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 51195


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Kyra Sedgwick as Stephanie
Quinn Lord as Student
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1hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 5 / 10

Based on a true story, my arse.

The Possession—not to be confused with Possession (1981), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), The Possessed (2017), The Possession of Michael King (2014), or countless other films based around demonic possession and exorcism—is about as inspired as its title.

The story is cookie-cutter stuff, The Exorcist given a Jewish spin, and sees a young girl, Em (Natasha Calis), buying a box from a yard sale unaware that it contains an evil spirit called a Dybbuk. On opening the box, Em becomes possessed by the Dybbuk, much to the horror of her recently divorced parents (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick), who call in a Jewish priest (Matisyahu) to cast the spirit out.

Director Ole Bornedal rattles off all the expected genre clichés and numerous less-than-effective jump scares whilst simultaneously leaving several plot threads dangling (where did Brett drive off to after his teeth fell out? What was the significance of the moths? Why did the Dybbuk stop some people using supernatural force but allow others to seek help? Why does the spirit leave Em and enter Clyde at the end?). The result is a mediocre movie at best.

4.5 out of 10, rounded up to 5 for IMDb.

Reviewed by re-animatresse 7 / 10

delightfully disorientating

i was interested in this film mainly for its Jewish take on possession horror, a subgenre overly saturated with Christian motifs. my knowledge of Jewish theology and lore is virtually nonexistent, though, so i couldn't tell you how accurate the story is in that regard

the film has its own unique style, with some odd camera angles, uneven pacing and a meandering piano-driven score that recalls memories of banging randomly on the low-octave end of my grandmother's piano as a child. all of these elements combine to create a near-constant sense of disorientation. i've never been affected in this way by a film before

Natasha Calis, who would have been 12 or 13 at the time of production, is excellent in the role of possessee. the story and effects never stray far from the typical Hollywood possession horror, and most of the suspense is generated through the score, via increasing volume and repetition, à la Carpenter's Halloween

despite the strict adherence to formula of the plot, i rather enjoyed this movie and expect it will leave a lasting impression. go ahead and give it a chance if the trailer looks intriguing

Reviewed by tamirzy 7 / 10

Film has incredible potential it mostly doesn't live up to

For starters I should say that halfway through the movie, until that point, I honestly felt this was one of the finest horror movies I'd seen, the acting is great, the settings (the grim and empty feeling of the new house when they just sit down for dinner), yet one fused with just good classic American style family dialogues and interactions between teen daughters and their dad (which, I should state gave a serious boost to the movie for me- the father portrayed by JDM, his presence is almost spiritual to me in it's incredible fatherly, graceful decorum and personality), the scenes where he coaches his team, etc..I simply found it superbly well made. There are however some problems with this film - first of all, I think the potential in the storyline is transcendental, it's just magnificent, (I mean, the whole idea of Jewish lore and real haunted traditional Jewish object, wise rabbis who of course are just so much more awesome than some pisspoor Christian priest, and the buildup and adventure and amazing references that could have been implemented in the film...) - well that's the problem, the potential and expectations for what this could have been in my book is so amazing, that it would be hard to execute it ideally, but I maintain the efforts weren't even half-way enough, it falls pretty flat once the whole "turn to Judaism" thing starts, and disappoints severely imo, and it just keeps spiraling down from there, to where it gets "choppy", too fast paced and all in all just disappointing to me. To sum up, I'd say this movie in idea is divinely great, as a whole it disappoints direly, but if you're looking for a ghost movie that's just easy to watch ,well acted (and with great actors c'mon Jeffrey Dean Morgan fcs)and with a nifty idea based on a real haunted object, go for it. :)

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