A few nights ago, I saw an episode in the TV show “Paranormal Witness” about a box that seemed to contain pure evil. The story was about a family’s struggles with something that had inspired this Sam Raimi co-produced fright flick “The Possession”. Directed by Ole Bornedal, (responsible for “Deliver Us from Evil”) this film was originally titled “The Dybbuk Box”, and is based on the box's story after the first ebay auction. The … more
There’s been a rash of exorcism-style films these last few years. Some of them have been good, and, naturally, some of them have been bad. It could be that this trend is little more than an industry going through its creativity cycle, rediscovering some of what produces more authentic scares from yesteryear – that being stories grounded in reality – for audiences who’ve grown accustomed to and thus dismissive of more … more
What's your opinion on The Possession (2012 film)?