The Possession is said to be based on a true story, not overly sure if you believe that or not, but it did have me intrigued when I heard that and the name Sam Raimi was mentioned in the credits, it had me thinking, “Hey this might be pretty good!”
The Possession – Blazing Minds Film Review
Remember those days when you used to go and see a horror movie and you’d be hiding behind your hands and watching it through your fingers?
Well those days may have gone my friends, with today’s modern horror movies, they seem to play with those clichés of loud noises, things suddenly appearing and then disappearing and The Possession is no exception.
With an opening sequence that you just know something bad is going to happen, The Possession has you hoping for even more of the bone snapping opening!
Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick) have separated Clyde has his two daughters Em (Natasha Calis) and Hannah (Madison Davenport) on the weekends, this is how the girls come upon the Box from the opening sequence and it’s at that point that things start going a little strange for Em.
Em’s attitude starts to change and the fun-loving daughter starts to become a bit of a child from hell, but no wonder when you consider that the box is a prison for a trapped evil spirit and it wants Em.
So what we have here is an Exorcism movie, with a Jewish twist, instead of a catholic priest we have a Jewish Rabbi, Tzadok (Matisyahu), who helps the family with this possessed antique box.
The Possession – It’s In The Box!
The film is somewhat predictable and though this can be a little off-putting, but this is balanced out by the performances of the actors, they all perform well with each other and The Possession does have the feeling of suspense and a slight unnerving feel about it. It’s slow to start, but once it gets going it’s not too bad.
I think the problem is that a lot horror movies are not really trying that much new, yes The Possession does have its moments and there will be those that will jump right out of their seats with some scenes, just like some did when I reviewed the film.
The Possession is so much better than some of the recent horrors that we’ve had such as the terrible The Devil Inside, but for any hardened Horror fan, you’ve really seen a lot of this before, The Possession is more of a Horror/Thriller than an all out Horror!
Overall Thoughts For The Possession
If you are quite jumpy then this is going to be a bit of a shocker for you and you will jump out of your seat, once you get past the slow start it does become more interesting and seeing how the family copes with the Possession is interesting, the effects are nicely done (look out for Em with the torch in the bathroom mirror). But if you are a true horror fan, then this may be a little tame for you, but it’s a good excuse to take those friends that jump at anything to
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