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The Possession -- A young girl discovers an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

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Release Date:
31 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fear The Demon That Doesn't Fear God See more »
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A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Clyde

Kyra Sedgwick ... Stephanie

Natasha Calis ... Em

Madison Davenport ... Hannah

Matisyahu ... Tzadok

Grant Show ... Brett

Rob LaBelle ... Russell

Nana Gbewonyo ... Darius

Anna Hagan ... Eleanor

Brenda Crichlow ... Miss Shandy (as Brenda M. Crichlow)

Jay Brazeau ... Professor McMannis

Iris Quinn ... Doctor
Graeme Duffy ... Lab Tech

David Hovan ... Adan
Chris Shields ... Assistant Coach

Adam Young ... Preston

Jim Thorburn ... First Responder

Quinn Lord ... Student

Nimet Kanji ... Nurse Patty
James O'Sullivan ... Pest Control Guy

Marilyn Norry ... Principal
Armin Chaim Kornfeld ... Rebbe Shah

John Cassini ... Stephanie's Attorney
Josh Whyte ... Player
Greg Rogers ... Dr. Walterson

Agam Darshi ... Court Representative
Jarett John ... Moss

Timothy Paul Perez ... Officer (as Tim Perez)

Cameron Sprague ... Abyzou
Jordan Stein ... Hasidic Teen
Charles Siegel ... Hasidic #1
Ari Solomon ... Hasidic #2
Alex Bruhanski ... Hasidic #3
Richard Newman ... Hasidic #4
Robert Morrissette ... Hasidic #5
Sol Pavony ... Hasidic Rabbi

Erin Simms ... Possessed Italian Girl
Frank Ferrucci ... Italian Priest
Sharmaine Yeoh ... Possessed Islamic Girl
Antoine Safi ... Islamic Male Exorcist

Ned Bellamy ... Trevor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kyle Cornell ... Student (uncredited)
Amanda Dyar ... Sidewalk Passerby (uncredited)
Steve Saunders ... Hasidic Jew (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ole Bornedal 
 
Writing credits
Juliet Snowden (written by) &
Stiles White (written by)

Leslie Gornstein (article "Jinx in a Box")

Produced by
Nicole Brown .... executive producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Brendan Ferguson .... line producer: additional photography
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Kelli Konop .... co-producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Sam Raimi .... producer
John Sacchi .... executive producer
Peter Schlessel .... executive producer
Stephen Susco .... co-producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... line producer
J.R. Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Anton Sanko 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Laustsen 
 
Film Editing by
Eric L. Beason 
Anders Villadsen 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Rachel O'Toole 
 
Art Direction by
Nigel Evans 
 
Set Decoration by
Louise Roper 
 
Costume Design by
Carla Hetland 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Amberson .... key hair stylist
Anji Bemben .... hair department head
Renee Dombrosky .... first assistant hairstylist
Paul Edwards .... hair department head: Vancouver
Joann Fowler .... makeup department head (as Jo Ann Fowler)
Céline Godeau .... special makeup effects artist
Dolly Hernandez .... first assistant makeup
Norma Hill-Patton .... makeup department head: Vancouver
Tanya Hudson .... key makeup artist
Erin Koplow .... makeup department head: Miami
Sharon Markell .... hair stylist
Michael Nickiforek .... prosthetic and creature effects fabrication
Frida Norrman .... special makeup effects shop technician
Carol Raskin .... hair department head: Miami
Paulette Schoen .... assistant hair stylist
Amy St. Jean .... first assistant makeup
Lisa Strong .... key makeup artist
Vicki Syskakis .... makeup effects artist
Bill Terezakis .... special effects makeup designer
 
Production Management
Diane Calhoun .... production associate: Miami
Brendan Ferguson .... production manager: Vancouver
Melanie Grefe .... assistant production associate
Paul Lukaitis .... unit production manager
Elaine Schneiderman Schmidt .... production supervisor: Miami
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Barry .... first assistant director: Vancouver
Michael Bendner .... additional assistant director: background coordinator
Emma Day .... trainee assistant director
Chad Fitz .... trainee assistant director
Rachel Fortier .... third assistant director: Vancouver (as Rachael Porter)
Ryan Kosmynka .... second assistant director
Tessa Mol .... third assistant director
Philip Nee Nee .... second assistant director: Vancouver
Gary Blair Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Alexander .... props assistant
Dean Barker .... property master
Andrew R.F. Berthelet .... carpenter
M. Josie Bleurer .... greens foreperson
Maggie Boucher .... stand-by painter
Desi Brett .... carpenter
William R. Bricker .... construction foreman
Mike E. Carter .... greens
Mark Chinque .... construction foreman
Doug Currie .... paint coordinator
Mark Dane .... on-set dresser
Dylan Dowd .... head greensman
Philip C. Duffett .... lead carpenter
Gary Dunham .... property assistant
Hoka Duquette .... scenic painter
Troy Eirich .... on-set dresser
Moni El Batrik .... set decoration buyer
Marcus Endean .... storyboard artist
Ray Engelhardt .... carpenter
Stewart Fairley .... paint lead
Dennis J. Harris .... on-set carpenter
James Harris .... construction coordinator: Miami
Lyall Heighton .... construction coordinator
Ana Huber .... set decorator: Miami
Randy Hutniak .... assistant art director
Brian Keane .... leadman
Carole Kelly .... paint foreman
Paul Kelly .... art director: Miami
Shawn Labrie .... scenic painter
Patrick Latarius .... construction coordinator: Vancouver
Anne-Marie Leidl .... graphic designer
Shawn W. Logue .... property master: Miami
Adam Lougheed .... set dresser
Elizabeth Mackinnon .... assistant set decorator
Craig MacMillan .... on-set dresser
Johanna Manders .... greens
Greg Menu .... plasterer
Julian Mercado .... key scenic
Tyler Page .... assistant property master
Peter Parente .... set dresser
Ted Polkinghorne .... paint foreman (as T. Polkinghorne)
Jim Ramsey .... set designer
Jennifer Raneri .... set dresser
Mark Rathgeber .... construction foreman
Mike Reddy .... lead set dresser
Shayne Robinson .... set dresser
Tullis Rose .... props assistant
David Rosychuk .... props master: Vancouver (as Dave Rosychuk)
Mark Soparlo .... set designer
Regan Steele .... set dresser
Nathalie Morin Stephens .... office coordinator
Nathalie Morin Stephens .... set decoration buyer
Mary-Lou Storey .... set decoration buyer
Heidi Strykiewicz .... set dresser
Eric Thifenback .... set dresser
Jonathan Turton .... set wireman
Adrien Van Viersen .... storyboard artist
Ron Vreeken .... paint coordinator
Brennan Wauters .... set dresser
Lucy Webber .... on-set carpenter
Tony Xeros .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Simon Bright .... boom operator
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Kathryn He .... sound assistant (as Kathy He)
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... adr mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... foley editor
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound effects editor
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew McKenzie .... adr mixer
Mark Noda .... sound mixer
Bruce Nyznik .... adr supervisor
Bryan Pennington .... dolby consultant
Mike Pisano .... boom operator
Ray Rifice .... sound mixer
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
Jamey Scott .... sound effects editor
Jussi Tegelman .... supervising sound editor: and designer
Alex Ullrich .... foley walker
Justin W. Walker .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Wray J. Douglas .... special effects first assistant
James Gawley .... special effects machinist
Denys Guillemette .... special effects shop foreman
Jak Osmond .... special effects coordinator
Bill Pankiw .... special effects assistant
Thomas Pilgram III .... special effects foreman
Greg Pyne .... special effects assistant
Lance Smith .... special effects assistant
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator: Miami
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Asperin .... visual effects artist: 3D (as Andres Asperin)
Nadine Blackler .... digital compositor
Stanislav Enilenis .... visual effects artist: 3D
Elaine Fung .... visual effects artist: 3D
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Goldberg .... digital compositor
Louie Hinayo .... visual effects artist: 3D
Milton Muller .... digital compositor
Gordon Oscar .... visual effects artist: 3D
Richard Patterson .... cg supervisor
Grant Robertson .... digital compositor
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor
Brent Veal .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Ed Anders .... stunt double
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigger
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double
Natasha Denis .... stunt double
Ashlea Earl .... stunt double
Carolyn Field .... stunt double
Kiara Kallio .... stunt double
Cody Laudan .... stunt double
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunt double
Gerald Paetz .... stunt double
Ninon Parent .... stunt double
Christopher Parker .... stunt double: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Justin Sain .... stunt double
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Todd Warren .... stunt coordinator: Miami
Paul Wu .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Askey .... key grip
James Baldanza .... a camera: and steadicam operator
James Baldanza .... additional steadicam operator
Greg Beaton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Hans Bjerno .... aerial director of photography
Bruce Borland .... electrician
Stephen Ciffone .... b camera first assistant (as Steve Cliffone)
Dave Clark .... best boy
Anthony Consolazio .... dolly grip
April Ruane Crowley .... a camera second assistant
Ken Decker .... generator operator
John Dekker .... gaffer: Vancouver
Dan Demirgian .... grip
Glen A. Dickson .... a camera operator
Peter Farber .... a camera first assistant
Andrew Fisher .... b camera operator
Andrew Fisher .... camera operator: second unit
Greg Frank .... b camera second assistant
Jennifer Galipault .... camera loader: Miami (as Jen Gallipault)
Mike Gallagher .... grip
Justin Giles .... lamp operator
Justin Giles .... lighting technician
Jeff Grimshire .... grip
Dean P. Gudmundson .... video assist
James Harvey .... rigging gaffer
Mike Hazen .... electrician
Chris Hill .... generator operator
Kieran Humphries .... a camera first assistant
Justin Huta .... lamp operator
Craig Jones .... best boy electric
Norbert Kaluza .... a camera: and steadicam operator
Alexandra Kanal Matheson .... loader (as Alexandra Kanal)
David Kershaw .... dolly grip
Jan Klompje .... b camera second assistant
Steve Krasznai .... b camera second assistant
Steve Larsen .... rigging grip
John Leeward .... dolly grip
Ian Levin .... camera loader
Robin Lindala .... b camera first assistant
Scott MacDonald .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Machan .... grip (as Stephen K. Machan)
Shawn W. Magee .... grip
Charles McGowan .... key grip: Miami
Kevin McParland .... lamp operator
Patrick Moore .... generator operator (as Patrick 'Paddy' Moore)
Dean Morris .... best boy electric
Dan Morrison .... a camera second assistant
Jeff O'Brian .... rigging gaffer
Rico Osorio .... grip
Brian Pearson .... additional cinematography
Brian Pearson .... director of photography: Vancouver
Andrew Pedley .... video assist
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Vince Phillips .... best boy grip
Ryan Pilon .... dolly grip
Rusty Pouch .... gaffer: Miami (as Arnold 'Rusty' Pouch)
Kyle Ruiterman .... grip
Jeff Sayle .... a camera second assistant
Tyler Scott .... lamp operator
Jimmy Seckle .... best boy electric: and rigging gaffer
Kathie Singh .... camera trainee
Paul Slatter .... gaffer
Todd W. Smith .... key rigging grip
Jon Spasoff .... grip
Laura May Taylor .... rigging electric
Mike Thorkilsen .... electrician
Max Torroba .... video playback operator
Andrew Towson .... electrician
Glenn Watson .... still photographer
Stewart Whelan .... a camera first assistant
Chris Young .... rigging grip
Billy Zakor .... electrician
John Galindez .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Brown .... casting intern
Doreen Ferreira .... extras casting associate
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
Ellen Jacoby .... extras casting: Miami
Chelsea Strand .... extras casting associate
Maureen Webb .... casting: Canada
Lindsey Weissmueller .... casting assistant (as Lindsey Samilian)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patti Bishop .... assistant costume designer
Jacqui Gee .... costume supervisor: Miami
Charron Hume .... set costumer
Michelle Hunter .... costumer: preparation
Nancy Jones .... extras costumer
Soo MacLean .... truck costumer (as Sue MacLean)
James Spencer .... set costumer
Debbie Tallman .... assistant costume designer
Sandra Watson .... set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Anders V. Christensen .... assistant editor: Denmark
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager
James Cowan .... finishing editor
Christine Dougherty .... digital intermediate producer: LA
Christine Dougherty .... digital intermediate producer: LA
Scot Evans .... account executive
Tyler Glodt .... post assistant
Jay Harada .... digital intermediate editor
Koah Kruse .... post supervisor
Bryan Lamoureux .... first assistant editor
Catherine McQuaid .... digital intermediate producer: Vancouver
Harry Muller .... color timer
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate colorist
Jonathan Shore .... post supervisor
Christine Vasquez .... digital intermediate producer: LA (as Christine Dougherty)
Keith Vincent .... digital intermediate systems administrator
Dave Wilkinson .... colorist: dailies
Kyle Cunningham .... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Jessica Dolinger .... music license administrator
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer
Aaron Field .... assistant score mixing engineer
Ted Hinkley .... score contractor
Maarten Hofmeijer .... music editor
Joachim Horsley .... conductor
Joachim Horsley .... orchestrator
Vitek Kral .... score engineer assistant
Ben Leathers .... orchestrator
Michal Pekárek .... score recordist
Joel Thompson .... assistant to the composer
Joel Thompson .... score coordinator
Joel Thompson .... score supervisor
Jeremy Underwood .... assistant score mixing engineer
 
Transportation Department
Chris Ballum .... driver
Clyde Banard .... driver
Shawn Brennen .... driver
Barry Bryant .... driver
Scott Carpenter .... driver
Manuel Cespedes .... driver
William Crivello .... transportation co-captain (as Bill Crivello)
Wiggin Destin .... driver
Ed Dryster .... driver
Dave Duttinger .... transportation co-captain: Miami (as David Duttinger)
Cego Les Duvilaire .... driver
Ely El-Skaf .... driver
Gerry Forster .... driver
Gerry Forster .... picture car coordinator
Dixie Hallderson .... driver
David Halliday .... driver
David Hamilton .... transportation captain: Miami
John Harjono .... driver
Terry Hastings .... driver
Tyrone Henry .... driver
Dale Johnson .... driver
Ulises Ledo .... driver
Curt Martell .... driver (as Curt Martel)
Laurie Matheson .... driver
Lori Merchant-O'Dwyer .... driver (as Lori Merchant0)
Lori Merchant-O'Dwyer .... driver: cast
Steve Muller .... transportation captain: Vancouver
Dan Reiter .... driver
Antonio Serrano .... driver
Stephen Siegel .... transportation co-captain
Brett H. Smith .... driver
Ron Steele .... driver
Sonel Victor .... driver
Brian Whitlock .... transportation coordinator
Larry Yampolsky .... driver
 
Other crew
Romel Adam .... assistant: Robert Tapert
Len Antonation .... assistant chef
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Paul Basker .... production assistant
Julia Beckehazy .... first assistant coordinator
Shmuel Birnham .... consultant: Judaic (as Rabbi Shmuel Birnham)
Mindy Bonn .... craft service assistant
Nena Bonn .... craft service
Scott Brain .... production assistant
Scott Brain .... production assistant: Miami
Suzie Bruce .... first assistant accountant
Mandy Butler .... accountant
Jonathan Cairns .... production assistant (as Bobcat Cairns)
David Calisti .... payroll accountant
David Calisti .... second assistant accountant
Laura Carretti .... stand-in
Hailey Cho .... miscellaneous crew
Katie Christian .... assistant: Nathan Kahane
Zarah Chun .... craft service
Zarah Chun .... first aid
Franco Cooper .... production assistant
Melissa Crich .... production coordinator (as Melissa F. Barrie)
Tim Crich .... second assistant coordinator
Ian Doig .... wrangler: animal and insect
Annie Doyon .... payroll accountant
Sally Duerr .... location scout
Karyn Edwards .... production attorney: Canada
Nicole Embery .... catering assistant
Joseph Forest .... assistant chef
Jessica Freeborn .... assistant: Peter Schlessel
Tyler Glodt .... post production assistant
Derek Grabski .... caterer
Elspeth Grafton .... script supervisor: second unit
Jason Haxton .... production consultant
Jeremy N. Hernandez .... assistant location manager: Miami
Kathleen Higgins .... accounting clerk
Sam Hurwitz .... epk producer
Emily Kacere .... assistant: Kelli Konop
Rebecca Kenyon .... production assistant
Rebecca Kenyon .... production assistant: Miami
Duane Kidd .... production assistant
Duane Kidd .... production assistant: Miami
Maria Kozak .... production assistant
Shauna L. Kroen .... first assistant accountant
Robert Labrecque .... production accountant: Miami (as Rob Labrecque)
Katie Lawrence .... craft service
Katie Lawrence .... first aid
David Lee .... chef
Michael Levy .... caterer
Danny Loeber .... production assistant
Terry Mackay .... location manager (as Terry MacKay)
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Margo MacPherson .... assistant: Shawn Williamson
Ryan Mains .... trainee location assistant
Otto Mak .... production assistant
Kevin Mannis .... production consultant
Mike McDevitt .... chef
Brad McDonald .... wrangler: animal and insect
Rob McEntegart .... executive vice president, business affairs
Jeff McGill .... production assistant
Paul Michael Merryman .... assistant: Sam Raimi (as Paul Merryman)
Rico Mielnicki .... assistant location manager (as Rico Mario Mielnicki)
Susan Mieras .... assistant: Kyra Sedgwick
Glenn Moore .... craft service
Glenn Moore .... first aid
Roderick Dryden Morrison .... production assistant
Tim Moshansky .... location scout
Alana Murray .... product placement and clearances
Nicole Oguchi .... production coordinator: Vancouver (as Nicole Shizuka Oguchi)
Bryan Oh .... assistant: Nicole Brown
David Oland .... business & legal affairs
Chris Olech .... stand-in
Jerami Pergel .... production assistant
Vivien Pfeffer .... production assistant
Ilene Pickus .... script supervisor: Miami
Gabriella Pirocchi .... catering assistant
David Pollison .... development associate
Willa Potter .... stand-in
Jennifer Radzikowski .... location manager: Miami
Nikki Rappaport .... assistant: Ole Bornedal
Mick Rochon .... assistant location manager: Reshoot Unit: Canada
Mick Rochon .... production assistant
Sheena Ross .... first assistant coordinator
Stephanie Rossel .... script supervisor
Lizzie Sam .... production assistant
Lizzie Sam .... production assistant: Miami
Steve Sangster .... production assistant
Kimberly Sato .... choreographer
Sara Scarritt .... production coordinator: Miami
Patrick Selts .... medic (as Pat Selts)
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Sean Patrick Shaul .... production assistant
Valerie Shields .... location scout
Sophie Sikora .... assistant: Nathan Kahane
Erin Simms .... assistant: Ole Bornedal
Jamie Skelton .... key production assistant
Natalie Zara Smith .... studio teacher
Eylem Sonmez .... first assistant coordinator
Nicole Stojkovich .... first assistant coordinator
Tania Susi .... payroll accountant
Jessica Switch .... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Devin Taylor .... playback editor
Antoinette Thomas .... location assistant
Karen Tony .... production accountant: Vancouver
Max Torroba .... playback coordinator
Nancy Vibert .... accounts payable accountant
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Shelby Q. Warren .... office pa
Shelby Q. Warren .... production assistant
Jason Woods .... assistant: Sam Raimi
Chris Wyndham .... production assistant
Dave Wynnyk .... security captain (as David Wynnyk)
Marni Wynnyk .... security (as Marnie Wynnyk)
Mario Xavier .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Tyla Berchtold .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences (re-rating on appeal)
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Trivia:
While promoting the film on Craig Ferguson [airdate 8/29/12], Jeffrey Dean Morgan reported that strange incidents took place during production that couldn't be explained. Lights exploded during the filming of key scenes; and just two days after wrapping principal photography, all of the props for the film, stored in case of re-shoots, were destroyed in a fire that mysteriously erupted from within the storage-house.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Dybuk is asking Emily if it can live inside her ("Czy moge mieszkac W CIEBIE") his grammar is incorrect. Correct question should be "Czy moge mieszkac W TOBIE."See more »
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Em:Where's my box?See more »
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40 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
A Familiar Subgenre Given Great Life, 31 August 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Possession (2012)

*** (out of 4)

Extremely well-made and well-acted horror film about a recently divorced father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who buys his youngest daughter (Natasha Calis) a seemingly innocent box at a yard sale but soon the girl's behavior starts to change. The title pretty much tells you what happens to the little girl and I'm sure many of you are out there wondering if we really needed another possession movie. The answer is yes and especially since this one here turned out so well. I think you have to give the filmmakers a lot of credit for tackling a familiar sub-genre and being able to make it work without resorting to cheap, loud noise scares that seem to be attached to all horror movies today. I thought there were a lot of reasons why this film worked but one is the fact that you care about the father and feel his pain for losing someone close to him. The personal drama is something that THE EXORCIST used so well and the filmmakers here borrow from that and make sure the viewer can care about what's going on. Another strong point are the performances with Jeffrey Dean Morgan doing a fantastic job in the role of the father. It's rare to see horror films with such strong performances but Kyra Sedgwick is also strong as the mother. Calis is terrific in her bit as the young girl who finds herself falling apart. The limited special effects are good for what they are but we also get an incredibly effective music score. I didn't care for some of the style given to the film including the fast cuts to a black screen but this was just a minor issue. Still, THE POSSESSION gives a shot of energy to a genre that has so far in 2012 delivered one bomb after another.

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