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The Possession Experiment (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 17 November 2016 (Peru)
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When a student takes on a theology project, he taps into another side that had been hidden away from him.

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Scott B. Hansen

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Mary J. Dixon (as Mary Dixon), Scott B. Hansen (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Minor ... Brandon Jensen
Jake Brinn ... Clay Harper
Nicky Jasper ... Leda Morgan
Kt Fanelli ... Tracy Crowell
Bill Moseley ... Father Mark Campbell
Mark Joy ... Michael Scott
Rachel Faulkner ... Brittney
Greg Travis ... Jordi
Dallas T. Taylor ... Officer Cahill
Ron Dressel Ron Dressel ... Young Frank Jensen
Scott Mielock ... Richard Crowell
Ricky D'Alonzo Ricky D'Alonzo ... Professor Tucker
Terry Jernigan ... Frank Jensen
Sheri Gill Dixon ... Emile Jensen
Ryan Ware ... Colby
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Brandon Jensen has always loved horror. So when he has the chance to study exorcisms, he decides he is going to go all out. He starts a fund raising online campaign that goes viral overnight. With the help of two people he meets along his way, Brandon shows the whole world The Possession Experiment. Written by Mary Dixon

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Some doors should never be open.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2016 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando al demonio See more »

Filming Locations:

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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Budget:

$55,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$751,000, 12 November 2016
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Actor Chris Minor wrote and recorded the song "The Watchful" used in the beginning of the film. The music video for the song is also ironically about demonic possession. See more »

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The Possession Experiment
21 March 2017 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

The Possession Experiment begins surprisingly well, with a tense and bloody prologue in which we see an exorcism performed 20 years before in the same house where the main character pretends to make his experiment. Director Scott B. Hansen employs a very attractive visual style to capture the violence of that exorcism and the grotesque physical reactions from the victim, whose "salvation" ends on a tragedy. It was quite a solid start with a good level of intensity and horror. Unfortunately, what comes after that prologue is a tedious mediocrity, dividing the attention between the uninteresting preparation of the experiment, the main character's confusing investigation and his trite dialogues with friends, academic people and relatives who try to persuade him to cancel the project. And that's what we have for approximately one hour (in an 80-minutes film) until we finally get to what supposedly should be "the good stuff"... which ends up being equally boring. Besides, we have the atrocious performances and the excessive turns of a screenplay full of superfluous elements (such as that "tribute" to Freddy Krueger which doesn't make any sense). What went wrong after such a promising beginning? For some reason, I was left with the impression that two incomplete movies were combined in order to create a partially concluded hybrid. In conclusion, an absolute waste of time, despite its solid prologue.


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