On a rainy Labor Day evening, Bear and I went to see the new horror movie of the moment "The Possession". We watched the trailers and it seemed intriguing. Not to mention the fact that it is based on a true story. "The Possession" is about a young girl, Emily, and her family's experiences with a box she found at a garage sale. As the story unfolds, we see Em becoming more and more obsessed with the box. We eventually learn that the box is actually designed to hold a dibbuk (an evil spirit) but when opened it can unleash the spirit and terrorize those who are exposed to the box. The Possession follows Emily's possession and her family's struggle to save her from the grip of this box.
The Possession has a good story line; I've always enjoyed movies and stories of possessions and exorcisms. My all-time favorite horror movie (and novel) is The Exorcist. I really thought this movie would deliever, especially after viewing the trailer. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed. I'm always looking to get scared, but it certainly didn't do the trick. I never even jumped. Nor did I have any "oh shit!" moments in the theater. Oh, and no creeped out thoughts while in bed that night. Barrett felt the same way as I did. He didn't jump and he wasn't too impressed. We both walked out of the theater talking about how poor the horror movies are nowadays and nothing seems to terrify either of us. Overall, I thought The Possession was weak. Good concept for sure, but it just didn't thrill us.
I suggest waiting for this one to hit Netflix & Red Box
Last, can I add that this movie poster for The Possession is awesome & creepy? Totally love it... just wish this translated in the theater.
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