Saturday, February 2, 2013

Jason versus The Possession

Our boy George Bell reviewed The Possession a couple of weeks back, but seeing how this is a flick we've pimped since season two, I figured I'd give it my own two-cents, for what they're worth.

A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

Without mixing words, if you've seen one possession flick, you've seen them all. Especially when they are of the PG-13 variety. There's not a lot of blood of offensive material in The Possession, so it lacks the punch of The Exorcist, but it's competently made and acted, so it's not without interest.

Actually, the cast sells the movie. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one of the most underrated actors working today, and Kyra Sedgwick has a total MILF thing going on. The two kids hold their own too and I dug reggae/rock musician Matisyahu as a Jewish priest. This is some inspired shit here.

Too bad the scares are of the garden variety. Some work, most don't. The Possession lacks the edge it needs to be a truly scary movie. Citadel and The Awakening did the scary kid thing better, and with more bite.

This is worth the watch for horror completists, but everyone else would be better served catching The Exorcist again. A Bad from me.
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  1. The TV episode of "Paranormal Witness" about the Dybbuk Box was actually quite interesting.