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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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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