Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dibbuk Bo . . . err . . . Possession gets R rating

And that, in our opinion, isn't a bad thing. We hate PG-13 horror in The Basement, even if it's a good movie like Insidious or The Grudge. We like our horror R-rated, disturbing and bloody. And scary too.

Well Possession, formerly titled Dibbuk Box, has been rated R by the MPAA for violence, terror and disturbing images. And good for it. Lionsgate was petitioning for a PG-13 rating but the MPAA said balls to that. The R stays.

The Ole Bornedal-directed horror film follows Clyde Breneck (the great Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his 10-year-old daughter, Em, who purchase the antique box at a yard sale (apparently, in the real-life story, it was bought on Ebay). 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. Kyra Sedgwick also stars.

The film, which was originally going to open last month, now hits theatres Aug 31, 2012.

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