Based on a true story, The Possession is the terrifying account of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Emily becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. — (C) Lionsgate
True Story? For real? I am absolutely cynical to see moths flying out of a girl’s mouth and say that this movie is based on a true story. What more an actual hand coming out of it?
True story or not, I think I was bored and underwhelmed with the whole movie. It’s a little creepy, but forgettable. Jeffrey Dean Morgan gives a touching performance as the father, who’s struggling to restart his life as a single man. Everything else was a little generic, added nothing new to the horror genre.
Final word of advice, don’t name your daughter Emily. That name is like an evil spirit magnet. And I’m looking at you Emily Rose.
2 out of 5 stars