Release: August 31, 2012
Starring: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Director: Ole Bornedal
Writers: Juliet Snowden (Boogeyman) & Stiles White (Knowing)
Plot: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. – IMDB
Thoughts: I am a huge fan of the Exorcist. The movie was extremely game changing for the genre. It pushed barriers with child actors, religion, and horror. But it paled in comparison to the source material. The Possession has the same elements to it that made the original Exorcist film so compelling, but with a modern twist. The preview is beautifully executed with haunting music and visuals that promises a film that will make your soul uncomfortable. I’m also excited to see Calis’ performance as a demon possessed child. All of this on its own would be enough to recommend it, then add the creative influence of the titular Sam Raimi. Oh, boy! Raimi has the ability to make a PG-13 film horrifying. His style has just the level of umph needed to make a viewer grossed out, intrigued, and disturbed on a cellular level. The final scene of The Possession preview is what will have my happy ass in a seat. You just watch.