• The Possession (2012)

The Possession

Release Date: August 31st, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2013

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: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, Ghost House Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Rescue, Daughter, Father, Dark, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Representing a sort of equal opportunity religious variation on an all-too-familiar theme, The Possession is a Jewish-themed "Exorcist" that, if nothing else, should discourage the practice of buying antique wooden boxes at flea markets. show more

  • 70
    Alison WillmoreMovieline

    This variation on the demon child subgenre has enough of the familiar and the new to be a decently good time at the movies. show more

  • 50
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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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