The Possession (2012) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Possession (2012) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2012
  • Genre:  Possession
  • Cast and crew: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis, Madison Davenport, Matisyahu, Grant Show, Rob LaBelle, Nana Gbewonyo, Anna Hagan, Brenda Crichlow, Jay Brazeau, Iris Quinn, Graeme Duffy, David Hovan, Chris Shields
  • Director:  Ole Bornedal
  • Screenwriter:  Juliet Snowden, Leslie Gornstein, Stiles White

The Possession (2012) Rating:

  • Dylan = 7.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • Simina = 6 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.9 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 4.0 / 10;

 The Possession (2012) Synopsis:

A young girl whose parents just divorced buys a mysterious wooden box at a garage sale, unaware that it is an ancient trap for a dangerous Jewish demon.

 The Possession (2012) Review:

The Possession is a modern copy of The Exorcism, the two movies being relatively similar in terms of characters and plot. We have a young girl possessed because of a demoniac object, parents worried, possession scenes which are quite similar, and the overall good ending. The Possession contains a few good ideas (which you mostly see in the trailer, unfortunately) and, without reaching the formidable fear climax of The Exorcist, manages to build quite a decent story and a creepy atmosphere. The movie is well paced with clever bits of psychological horror alternating with impressive action scenes.

Once more, I think that modern special effects make possession movies a lot less real than in older times. However, The Possession is a lot more interesting, both visual and storywise, than most of the recent rubbish exorcism films (The Last Exorcism, The Devil Inside).

To conclude, I would say that The Possession is a typical exorcism movie which should please most occasional horror spectators since it is scary and has a great story. However, the “déjà-vu” aspect of the film may be a turn off for hardcore horror fan

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