Exorcism Film Review

31 Days of Halloween – Day 3 – The Possession (2012)

A surprisingly good watch, The Possession is about a young girl called Em (Natasha Calis) who picks up a mysterious, old wooden box at a yard sale which – naturally – contains a rather nasty malicious spirit in it called a dybbuk. The dybbuk needs a host and when Em opens the box, it possesses her. Her family start to notice a drastic change in her behaviour, including swarming insects, attitude problems and making her Mum’s new boyfriend’s teeth fall out in one go. Eugh.

Act 3 is the exorcism itself, which is actually pretty terrifying. Comparisons can be made to the movie being a contemporary version of The Exorcist – that stands – and The Possession is a fun, spooky, noncommital view for this pumpkintastic season.

DOES HER HEAD SPIN? Nahhhhh

GORE RATING: 1/5

SCARES: 2/5

DISTURBIA: 1/5

TOTAL HALLOWEEN VIEWING RATING: 6/10

Watch it for: A solid possession/exorcism flick

Watch out for: The sinister MRI 

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