Sam Raimi’s Dibbuk Box renamed ‘Possession’





Produced by Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures comes Dibbuk Box. Directed by Ole Bornedal (Deliver Us From Evil) the film about a mysterious cursed box has now been renamed Possession. Why? Who knows, and quite frankly, I preferred Dibbuk Box, it has a much more intriguing sound than Possession, which has been used countless times in one way or another. But what can you do eh? The reason this is news is that I’d hate for you to miss the film if you were expecting it to be called Dibbuk Box all along becaue it actually sounds pretty good. It stars Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick, here’s the plot details:

Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

6 Comments

  1. Looking forward to this, and I agree with the article, “Dibbuk Box” was a much better title. “Possession” is way more generic, which I guess is what the marketing dept. were going for.

  2. Looking forward to this, and I agree with the article, “Dibbuk Box” was a much better title. “Possession” is way more generic, which I guess is what the marketing dept. were going for.

  3. Looking forward to this, and I agree with the article, “Dibbuk Box” was a much better title. “Possession” is way more generic, which I guess is what the marketing dept. were going for.

  4. Maybe this name change will produce the predictable results i.e., box office numbers that have made Raimy and Lionsgate the most profitable feature film producers/distributers in the industry. They know how to put many, many butts into many, many seats.

    It is just sad that they seem to have missed the real essence of the project and the entire spark that makes the concept as exquisitely terrifying as it has been for the millions who have been waiting. They missed the idea that they have an interactive horror experience that is still unraveling in real time – more than just a film, an opportunity for their audience to bear witness to a fundamental premise which they can, in turn, delve into and actually become part of, again, in real time, the moment they leave the theatre.

    This time we live in is creating astounding new markets, vehicles, venues, branding structures, and monetization possibilities that even the giants in the entertainment industry are going to have difficulty conceptualizing, let alone responding to with products that capitalize fully and satisfy the demands of the most highly sophisticated audiences in human history.

    So, for now, it sucks to be us. 🙄

  5. Maybe this name change will produce the predictable results i.e., box office numbers that have made Raimy and Lionsgate the most profitable feature film producers/distributers in the industry. They know how to put many, many butts into many, many seats.

    It is just sad that they seem to have missed the real essence of the project and the entire spark that makes the concept as exquisitely terrifying as it has been for the millions who have been waiting. They missed the idea that they have an interactive horror experience that is still unraveling in real time – more than just a film, an opportunity for their audience to bear witness to a fundamental premise which they can, in turn, delve into and actually become part of, again, in real time, the moment they leave the theatre.

    This time we live in is creating astounding new markets, vehicles, venues, branding structures, and monetization possibilities that even the giants in the entertainment industry are going to have difficulty conceptualizing, let alone responding to with products that capitalize fully and satisfy the demands of the most highly sophisticated audiences in human history.

    So, for now, it sucks to be us. 🙄

  6. Maybe this name change will produce the predictable results i.e., box office numbers that have made Raimy and Lionsgate the most profitable feature film producers/distributers in the industry. They know how to put many, many butts into many, many seats.

    It is just sad that they seem to have missed the real essence of the project and the entire spark that makes the concept as exquisitely terrifying as it has been for the millions who have been waiting. They missed the idea that they have an interactive horror experience that is still unraveling in real time – more than just a film, an opportunity for their audience to bear witness to a fundamental premise which they can, in turn, delve into and actually become part of, again, in real time, the moment they leave the theatre.

    This time we live in is creating astounding new markets, vehicles, venues, branding structures, and monetization possibilities that even the giants in the entertainment industry are going to have difficulty conceptualizing, let alone responding to with products that capitalize fully and satisfy the demands of the most highly sophisticated audiences in human history.

    So, for now, it sucks to be us. 🙄

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