Year: 2012
USA: Lionsgate
UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Matisyahu, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis, Grant Show, Agam Darshi, Quinn Lord, Amanda Dyar, Rob LaBelle, Erin Simms, John Cassini
Director: Ole Bornedal
Country: USA
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sustained threat and horror
USA Release Date: 31 August 2012
UK Release Date: 31 August 2012

Movie reviews

"Fear the demon that doesn't dear god."

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 Em 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.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (WATCHMEN) and Kyra Sedgwick (THE CLOSER), THE POSSESSION is directed by Ole Bornedal (NIGHTWATCH), written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Rob Tapert and J R Young. Presented by Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures.