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PG-13| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
When their youngest daughter, Em (Natasha Calis), becomes strangely obsessed with an antique wooden box bought from a yard sale, parents Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm. However, Em becomes increasingly unstable, leading the couple to fear the presence of a malevolent force. To their horror, Clyde and Stephanie learn that the box contains a dybbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits -- and ultimately devours -- a human host.

Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan , Kyra Sedgwick , Natasha Calis , Madison Davenport , Grant Show , Matisyahu , Rob LaBelle , Nana Gbewonyo

Director: Ole Bornedal

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Possession (2012)

Release Date: August 31st, 2012|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • Bornedal invests so much time in the characters - Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick play the split parents of the girls - that there are times you will forget this is a horror movie. It's Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Lucifer. show more

  • While the sound design and spooky minimalist music add suspense, and CGI effects are duly sinister, a climactic strobe effect is more annoying than frightening. show more

  • The Possession has none of the suspense that made Bornedal's morgue thriller "Deathwatch" such shuddering good fun. And despite the absurdly overwrought Bernard Herrmann-esque score, it has very few genuine shocks. show more

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  • February 15, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    Movie was creepy, some good scares and great special effects. Hard to believe the story is somewhat true.

  • January 26, 2013 lt00000000135906
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    looks good but t looks scary too

  • November 17, 2012 hx00000000132474
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    its good

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Labor Day Box Office: 'The Possession' Takes Number One Spot

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Eric Larnick on Sep 3rd, 2012 11:28AM

The working class have spoken: they chose to celebrate the Labor Day weekend by seeing "The Possession." The horror film about a mysterious box from Jewish folklore that contains a demonic spirit,...

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