The first ever TV spot has landed for director Ole Bornedal’s new horror, The Possession. While I found the original full length trailer a bit of a let down, this much shorter TV spot certainly delivers the goods.
The choice of music sadly dilutes much of the impact, but the visuals on offer in this TV spot are terrific. I am really hoping that The Possession can live up to its promise, and give us a good, creepy horror with some good old fashioned scares. The production of the film looks terrific, and yes it is clear that some poor character has a bit of a run-in with some nasty spirits after opening a Dibbuk Box, but thankfully not much is given away here. I will happily admit to being rather intrigued…
The Possession is directed by Ole Bornedal, and has been written by Kevin Mannis, Stephen Susco, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Sam Raimi is one of the films producers. The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Grant Show, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis.
The Possession is due for release on 31 August in UK cinemas.
Based on true events, ‘The Possession’ is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) 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.
By Matt Wavish