Halloween is starting to creep up and if you’re a fan of horror movies like we are here at Blair Stover Film Reviews, then this is the season for fright fests. Exorcism movies have always thrilled the crowds because they have had a fascination of sinister, elusive powers that only possession can have.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, what better way than to start the celebration early than by reviewing a horror film? So a question for you: what particular movie reached the #1 spot in the first week at the box office and drove the Expendables sequel to second place? If you guessed The Possession, then you’re right.
The premise of the movie is simple enough. After separating from his wife Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick), Clyde (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) sees his two daughters only on weekends. When he goes to a flea market with his youngest daughter Em (played by Natasha Calis), he buys her an antique-looking wooden box with mysterious inscriptions. Em is excited and wants to know what’s in the box. Her father gives in to the new obsession at first with no great attention.
Em starts to behave increasingly strange all of a sudden. She cuts herself off from her friends, acts apathetic and increasingly aggressive. Some research performed by Clyde discovers a connection between the wooden box and a Jewish superstition. Quickly he realizes that something has taken possession of his daughter and soon nothing will be left of Em. A demonic race against time begins…
Overall, the production has a real round purpose for a horror movie. The transitions between scenes are a little bumpy, and in particular some sections appear almost amateurish but they are good enough for a horror film.
Conclusion: The Possession can actually come up with new exorcism elements to make a sequel but it is doubtful that the movie would go anywhere. The cast did a great job, especially Natasha Calis, who is a great actress who played the role of the young possessed girl very convincingly.
You tell us: what’s your favorite exorcism movie?