December 22, 2012

Quick Review: The Possession (2012)
Before we get into our end of the year awards lists, let's take a few minutes to at least offer a paragraph or two on some of the movies that we never got around to writing about, and that deserve to have a few words spoken about them.

Now here's a movie that was widely panned by critics, and that really didn't deserve all of the venom that it inspired. At least not most of it, anyway.

The Possession is a movie about an old box that has a Dybbuk living inside of it; a Dybbuk, for those not up on their Jewish Lore, is a mean and angry spirit. Anyway, when a little girl is given the box by her Dad as a gift, she opens it, and is subsequently possessed by the Dybbuk...

This being The Dybbuk.
Alright, so it's not hard to see why this movie was given such a hard ride; it's not very original, its PG-13 rating prevented it from getting to intense, and nothing really crazy happened until the exorcism at the end. Still, it was a decent flick that held our attention and even managed to creep us out a little bit throughout.

Possessed children are always creepy.
Maybe it's because we're big fans of Jeffrey Dean Morgan? He tends to lessen the blow of crappy movies for us, because he's just so comforting to watch on-screen. He's a great natural actor, and with anyone else in the lead role, we may have liked this movie less.

Tell me she isn't creepy!
The Possession is a decent little "teen friendly" Horror movie, that entertains fairly well even though most of the movie retreads familiar grounds, and doesn't feel very original at all. Don't ask us. Sometimes we just fall for the lesser ones.


Kyra Sedgewick is in this.

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