Blu-ray Review: 'The Possession'
January 16th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Ready for a little creepy box flick where Gizmo ain’t in sight? Then check out our review of the new to Blu-ray film "The Possession" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The review of the box and its contents lies below!
Title: "The Possession"
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calls
Director: Ole Bornedal
Runtime: 92 minutes
Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The Flick: There is a very subtle eerie quality to "The Possession" that can’t be ignored. That being said there’s also a ton of standard possessed norms like bodies in weird positions, evil voices and a lone priest out to do some Satan-fighting good. (The power of Christ compels you!) But for all the fluff I must admit I did like following the always-solid Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a worried father on his quest to both figure out and then get rid of the unholy spirit invading his little girl. (Estranged wife Kyra Sedgwick is mostly filler here!) Plus it’s always a thankless role to play ancient evil, so hats off to Natasha “lovely singing voice” Calls for her demonic turn here. Fun but familiar, "The Possession" walks the fine line between entertaining and irritating.
Best Feature: On the flip side, the stellar featurette 'The Real History of the Dibbuk Box' contains some killer ghost story shit that will turn you white! So creepy without trying, we get to learn of the history of the real box from the folks who have come in contact with it – chilling stuff.
Best Hidden Gem: The added 'Director Commentary' features helmer Ole Bornedal with a minimal and pause-ridden delivery as slow and surprisingly eerie as the flick itself!
Worth the Moola: Could do better, could do worse, but it’s worth a night’s rental.
Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment