The Possession

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Possession
Clyde and Stephanie Brenek 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.

Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE P
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick

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Mar 08, 2015
  • Monolith rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Meh. Not bad.

Oct 02, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a decent by-the-numbers possession movie. Some of the relationship between husband & wife wasn't that believable, but otherwise I found it was solid, entertaining and not all that scary.

Sep 06, 2014
  • ItsJustAmy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this much more than I expected based on the reviews. It's not going to reinvent the genre, but it's a solid enough movie. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is terrific.

Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Jul 18, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Wasn't bad not to scary more real creepy but defiantly worth a watch

May 21, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the better "possession" films out there and has it's moments. Like many horror films these days, it relies on the true and tried "jump scare" formula to garner it's audience. Still from what I saw, it's well acted and worth a look.

Apr 17, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. I had seen another movie ("Kill Katie Malone") based on the same story about a month earlier, told from the college kid who bought the box on ebay. This one was far better and if you really want to install some fear, watch the special features, THAT is far scarier than most "horror movies" nowadays.

Dec 19, 2013
  • Rinve rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well, this was interesting....

Sep 17, 2013
  • Froster rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well, really, what did I expect? What was delivered is a slightly-better-than average B movie played upon the same, very tired theme. No revelations here (and no pun intended). The original Friedkin still packs the punch, and no retread yet has come anywhere near it. This one, if you will, has a Yiddishe demon. From Poland, no less. It’s a shtetl demon, very low class. And a Hasidic exorcist. (his name should have been Ken Ahora). It also has a very literal scene, where the face of the demon appears in an MRI. Somewhere above the spleen, I believe. Also, the movie opens with the disclaimer “Based upon a true story”. Really? REALLY? Kyra Sedgwick shame on you…THIS drek you choose to be in?

Aug 16, 2013
  • jackandbean rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was a typical ghost film. The lead actresses were very attractive though. I was more scared of the special features of the real divax box.

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Jan 28, 2013
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Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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