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The Possession (2012)

The Possession

Overview


Genre

Horror, Supernatural

Release Date

August 31, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

91 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Ole Bornedal

Producer

Sam Raimi, Robert G. Tapert

Screenwriter

Juliet Snowden, Stiles White

Starring

Story


The film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "Jinx in a Box" about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, "Dibbuk Box" centers around a cursed relic containing mysterious familial tokens that is mistakenly purchased and its new owner must solve its mystery to save her own family.

Pictures (10 photos)


Matisyahu, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis and Kyra Sedgwick in Lionsgate Films' The Possession (2012)
Matisyahu stars as Tzadok and Natasha Calis stars as Em in Lionsgate Films' The Possession (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Jeffrey Dean Morgan
The Premiere of The Possession - Arrivals
Aug 28, 2012
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
The Premiere of The Possession - Arrivals
Aug 28, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the film is well-crafted, well-paced, well-shot, and well-acted. But it's, well, so very bland..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..it's the only fresh element in this tired sub-genre of demon-child horror movies..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..wheezes and hurls like a defective factory issue from McSpooky, Inc., rather than Sam Raimi's supposedly creative Ghost House Pictures..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]