The Possession is a horror movie that was impressed by an LA Occasions article written by Leslie Gorstein again in the summertime of 2004. The article is worried with a dybbuk field offered on eBay that allegedly contained an evil spirit often known as a dybbuk. In Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a dislocated spirit with the power to own folks (amongst different issues) and the dybbuk field is one thing that’s used to cease it. This field apparently went from individual to individual inflicting issues for anybody who owned it and was lastly shut down and hidden in a secret place.
The story in The Possession follows the not too long ago divorced Clyde Brenek (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his household. He's transferring into his new dwelling and he's bringing his two younger daughters over to remain for the weekend. On the suggestion of certainly one of his daughters he stops by a close-by yard sale the place they choose up a couple of issues for the brand new home. He additionally purchases an previous picket field for his youngest daughter Em (Natasha Calis) on the yard sale.
The field is mysterious and has a singular look to it. It has unusual carvings and it doesn’t seem as if it may be opened. Quickly after Clyde purchases this field and it's taken dwelling, Em begins to vary and her habits takes a clumsy and typically violent flip. The possession that takes place on this movie is a gradual one which we see over time. The best way that is completed permits it to mix in with every thing else, and it permits us to witness the change by way of a number of levels.
Whereas they take their time exhibiting the adjustments and the shift in her habits, the story has to depend upon the circumstances surrounding the household that's concerned. That alone was a scary prospect after simply watching one other horror movie that I reviewed not too way back. That movie was known as The Apparition and saying that I assumed lowly of it will be an understatement, and it will even be disrespectful to the entire different dangerous films that I don't maintain in excessive regard. I felt that one of many explanation why The Apparition failed was as a result of the truth that the creators didn’t seem to know the best way to make a PG-13 horror movie. They used a gradual construct up, however there was no precise story throughout this time and the construct as much as the occasions generally have been horrible.
The Possession doesn't actually have that drawback to cope with, as a result of it appears to be like like they realized the significance of getting a narrative of some type to face in whereas every thing else is coming collectively within the background. Whereas we await the potential terror to ensue, we get to study this not too long ago damaged household and what they're going by way of on the time. This permits for the film to have some type of goal and it provides the characters one thing to do whereas the inevitable possession is slowly going down.
Approaching the film on this manner makes issues watchable and retains the viewers busy whereas we're ready for the possession to kick into full gear. It additionally provides us an opportunity to be taught in regards to the characters and in addition have a look at how some folks view and are available to phrases with divorce. Director Ole Bornedal needed to inform that a part of story essentially the most. He felt that it was necessary to speak in regards to the toll that divorce may placed on a household and converse in regards to the disappointment that it includes.
From my view level, this provides the movie a extra genuine really feel to it and it makes it extra full, as a result of the characters are extra like precise folks fairly than caricatures which might be solely there to additional the horror components of the movie. The actors have professional roles right here and placed on some high quality performances that assist enhance the film. That's very true for the younger Natasha Calis, who portrays the embattled eleven 12 months previous Em.
Is The Possession actually based mostly on a real story? Considerably. The opening scenes involving an previous girl and the shopping for of the field at a yard sale supposedly are, however the remainder of it comes from the minds of director Ole Bornedal and scriptwriters Juliette Snowden and Stiles White. No matter how true it could or is probably not, The Possession within reason entertaining and is secure sufficient for kids who need to watch one thing that they could view as scary. It definitely exhibits that with somewhat effort, one could make a PG-13 horror flick this present day with out utterly stripping it down.
Director: Ole Bornedal
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Movie Size: 91 minutes
Launch Date: August 31, 2012
Distributor: Lionsgate Movies