The Possession

Genre:  Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: August 31, 2012
DVD: January 15, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.51
based on 172 votes and 51 reviews
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Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis, Madison Davenport


A recently divorced father's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) youngest daughter becomes mysteriously connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more and more erratic, Clyde feels a dark presence beginning to build and knows it's associated with the arrival of the box.

Unexplained and unfortunate episodes begin to mount as Clyde finally deciphers the strange carvings on the antique to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk; a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

Now, as the dibbuk takes a stronger and more frightening hold on his young daughter, Clyde races against the clock to find an expert who can remove the dibbuk and save her before it devours her forever.

Inspired by the Los Angeles Times article "Jinx in a Box" written by Leslie Gornstein.

Director: Ole Bornedal
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert
Screenplay: Juliet Snowden, Stiles White
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  • 4 stars "Good movie"
  • 1 star "Lets remember, Based on a True "Story" is entirely different than Documentary. I've only watched the trailer and no. I seen "The Fourth Kind" did some research and lost complete interest in "Based on a true story" horror."
  • 3 stars "It was ok. Drags a LOT - need to get through some "character development" to start getting some chills."