5.7/10
1,306
24 user 48 critic

Possum (2018)

After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Director:

Matthew Holness

Writer:

Matthew Holness
Reviews
Popularity
2,242 ( 2)

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hagazussa (2017)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Paranoia & Superstition in 15th Century Europe.

Director: Lukas Feigelfeld
Stars: Aleksandra Cwen, Celina Peter, Claudia Martini
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.

Director: Andy Mitton
Stars: Arija Bareikis, Alex Draper, Charlie Tacker
Skyggenes dal (2017)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this mystery drama we follow Aslak (6) in a quest for answers about recent tragic events. Valley of Shadows is a film in the tradition of the Scandinavian Gothic.

Director: Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
Stars: Adam Ekeli, Kathrine Fagerland, John Olav Nilsen
November (2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Director: Rainer Sarnet
Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi
Aterrados (2017)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.

Director: Demián Rugna
Stars: Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto
The Dark I (2018)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An undead teenage girl befriends a blind boy that she meets in a forest she haunts and hunts in. Both have been victims of unimaginable abuse, and each finds solace in the other. There may be a chance of light at the end of their tunnel, but it will come with a body count.

Director: Justin P. Lange
Stars: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home. Dylan McDermott stars in this chilling portrait of all-American evil.

Director: Duncan Skiles
Stars: Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis
Piercing (2018)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Director: Nicolas Pesce
Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

Director: Philip Ridley
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.

Director: Michael Tully
Stars: Bobby Roddy, Mark Lawrence, Sue Walsh
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A family's Christmas takes a strange turn when they awake to find themselves trapped inside and begin receiving mysterious instructions through the television.

Director: Johnny Kevorkian
Stars: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Abigail Cruttenden
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Director: Colin Minihan
Stars: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Harris ... Philip
Alun Armstrong ... Maurice
Simon Bubb Simon Bubb ... Mr. Evans
Andy Blithe Andy Blithe ... Michaels Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Cook ... Mother in Park
Charlie Eales Charlie Eales ... Michael
Ryan Enever ... Michaels Uncle
Raphel Famotibe Raphel Famotibe ... Simon
Joe Gallucci ... Lee
Edit

Storyline

After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Can You Spot Him Deep Within? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Опоссум See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BFI Film Fund, thefyzz See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sinister AF
1 November 2018 | by rosspatrick-26-445640See all my reviews

Found this little gem on Halloween and glad I did. Even though it's not a typical horror persae I would lump it in with Babadook. However I found this movie had more weight than Babadook. Possum is emotionally and psychologically heavy and even though it's a slow burner (some may tire easy) it does hold your attention with very few actors. The film is very atmospheric and does not rely on jump scares but paints a very sad picture indeed. Bleak and sinister af the end made me feel sick, worth a watch.


6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed