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The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018)

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When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.

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Brian Sieve
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shay Mitchell ... Megan Reed
Grey Damon ... Andrew Kurtz
Kirby Johnson ... Hannah Grace / Cadaver
Nick Thune ... Randy
Louis Herthum ... Man / Killer / Grainger
Stana Katic ... Lisa Roberts
Maximillian McNamara Maximillian McNamara ... Dave (as Max McNamara)
Jacob Ming-Trent ... Ernie Gainor
James A. Watson Jr. ... Dr. Henry Lewis
Marianne Bayard ... Female Ambulance Driver
Adrian M. Mompoint ... Other Ambulance Driver (as Adrian Mompoint)
Matt Mings Matt Mings ... Megan's Police Partner
Gijs Scholten van Aschat Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Father Marcato
Guy Clemens ... Father Cunningham
Sean Burns Sean Burns ... Junkie
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Storyline

A shuddering exorcism spins out of control and claims the life of a young girl. Months later, while working the night shift at the hospital morgue, Megan Reed receives a disfigured corpse. Alone and locked in the corridors of the cold basement, she starts to experience hair-raising visions, which lead her to suspect that the dead body delivered that night is possessed by a ruthless evil entity. Written by Domingo Alvarez

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Death is Only the Beginning See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gruesome images and terror throughout | See all certifications »

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The first Sony Pictures film to be shot on a full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony said that the film was primarily shot on its own A7S II, a consumer camera that costs a mere $2,000. See more »

Goofs

28 minutes into the movie, the morgue drawer door opens behind Megan. On the next shot, that same door is wide open, much more than on the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Megan Reed: I believe when you die, you die.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) See more »

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Bland, But Inoffensive Studio Horror Movie
11 December 2018 | by ginnymasonSee all my reviews

If we're being honest, Screen Gems isn't known for churning out the world's best horror movies. Most of them feel undercooked to the point of tedium or, even worse, neutered to hell and back. The Possession of Hannah Grace falls somewhere in the middle. It's neither a total disaster nor a rare triumph for the studio a la The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

Hannah Grace keeps things nicely subtle for the first half hour of its run time with creaking doors, motion-sensored lights lights going on and off, and strange bumps in the night. It loses something when it starts turning into an Asian ghost story-inspired contortionist fest.

Shay Mitchell is a likable enough heroine even though her backstory seems shoehorned in and a bit awkward. The film is never truly scary, but it speeds along at a nice enough clip so that you don't feel like you're wasting too much of your time.

It could be better, but knowing Screen Gems, it could have been a lot worse. The R rating seems almost like an afterthought since none of the deaths in the film are what one would call gory besides a grisly opening sequence and, although, the titular character spends most of her screen time completely nude, she's usually bathed in shadows to keep from seeing any real nudity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Possession of Hannah Grace See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,401,744, 2 December 2018

Gross USA:

$14,837,422

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,016,528
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2.39 : 1
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