The Possession

Kaela Mason

The Possession begins as your typical horror/thriller movie: it opens with a horrific scene where the audience is introduced to the supernatural aspect of the movie. Cut to a new, unsuspecting family going through personal problems–in this case, a nasty a divorce–soon to become victims of a nasty spirit.

A horror/thriller film in which a young girl becomes possessed by a demonic spirit.

The movie is said to be based on a true story. A purchase at a garage sale brings young Emily to a cursed box that begins taking over her life, and destroys those around her. The box is believed to hold a dybbuk, a spirit stemming from Jewish folklore. The dybbuk is on a search for the one thing it does not have: life.

The Dybbuk possesses the young child, causing Emily to scream vile phrases and profanities. Meanwhile, moths swarm her and she stabs her dad violently with a kitchen utensil.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy, P.S. I Love You) and Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), two parents must put aside their differences and come together to save their child from an enfolding demon in a race against time.

Morgan gives a very solid performance as the tortured and divorced Clyde. Sedgwick wonderfully portrays a caring and concerned mother.

For those of you who enjoyed watching movies such as The Exorcist franchise or movies like The Ring, I would highly recommend going to see this film. However, if watching a little girl being swarmed by thousands of moths isn’t your idea of splendid entertainment, perhaps you might consider skipping this one. and going to see The Expendables 2.