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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
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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