Monday, July 4, 2011

The Dibbuk Box gets possessed

Last fall Shawn and I had a discussion or two about Dibbuk Box, Lionsgate's next attempt to conquer the Halloween box officer now that the Saw franchise has run out of gas. Our primary complaint at the time is that no one knows what the bleep a dibbuk box is.

Pssst . . . it's a wine cabinet.

Turns out Lionsgate was also concerned about the title so they've gone and changed it, so says Bloody Disgusting. Dibbuk Box is now called Possession.

While Possession is a more ominous title, it has nothing to do with wine cabinets. And it sounds like every other horror movie out there. That said, it's probably easier to sell a movie called Possession than one about an evil wine cabinet.

The Ole Bornedal-directed horror film follows Clyde Breneck and his 10-year-old daughter, Em, who purchase the antique box at a yard sale. Em accidentally releases an ancient spirit from the box that wants to devour her. Clyde must team up with his ex-wife to put an end to the curse . . . which begs the question, why not call the movie The Curse?

Title be damned, Possession hits theatres Oct. 28.

2 comments:

  1. So...like Hellraiser? Oh Hollywood. Booourns

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  2. I liked the sound of "Dibbuk Box," actually- made me want to find out WHAT it was. Failing that, why not, "The Cabinet", or how about, "White Wine, Red Death"?

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