I haven’t heard of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s “The Possession” until now, but the Ole Bornedal-directed horror film has released an official poster, so here it is (below). Curiously, the poster has the look and tone of every other poster for movies about exorcism/possession in the last few years. I guess that’s what they were going for. And like most possession movies of recent years, this one is supposedly based on a “true story”, too.
Based on true events, “Possession” tells the story of the Brenek family: father Clyde, mother Stephanie, and daughter Em. When Em purchases an ancient box at a nearby yard sale, she becomes obsessed with her new artifact, and with good reason — lurking inside is a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
The film co-stars Kyra Sedgwick, Grant Show, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis.
“The Possession” will try to grab a hold of you August 31, 2012.