You might have guessed from the title of the film, The Possession, that it is a horror film, and you would be correct. A young girl comes across a curious box at a yard sale, and she figures out how to open the perplexing box. She is soon possessed by something that will not relent. While most of these types of films focus on demons and Christianity with their exorcisms, this film focuses on the Jewish religion. At least the filmmakers went down one original route. The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Grant Show, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis. The screenplay was written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Ole Bornedal directed The Possession, which has Sam Raimi as one of the producers.
“Based on true events, “Possession” tells the story of the Brenek family: father Clyde, mother Stephanie, and daughter Em. When Em purchases an ancient box at a nearby yard sale, she becomes obsessed with her new artifact, and with good reason — lurking inside is a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”
The Possession is in theatres August 31, 2012.
by Sarah Ksiazek