Movies of the week
Sam Raimi has the knack of inventing and reinventing horror! As the producer of ‘The Possession’, he administers a high dosage of goosebumps. The chief character is a girl who accidentally activates an evil spirit that was lying dormant in an antique item.
The movie rolls out a spree of eerie sequences in a premise based around a true story. I, for one, took the movie for a revision of the megahit The Exorcist’- a fight between rationalism and age-old rituals. Later, my conception took a good beating.
A wrinkled woman gazes at a peculiar wooden box with fear protruding out of her dilated eyeballs. She inches closer to it with her fingers tightly curled around a hammer. A sharp blow at the box is all it would take to end the misery. A supernatural energy, not obvious to the eyes, shoves her away and that’s not where the nerve-jerking scene ends. It climaxes with the old lady’s face melting into the thin air. After being exposed to the start of ‘Possession’, you know that you have hit upon a bonanza.
Jeffery Dean Morgan steps into the shows of a lovelorn father with two children. He’s is unable to let go off the memories of his estranged wife. His decision to shift to a new house garners a warm response younger daughter Emily (Natasha Calis), whereas the elder sibling Hannah (Madison Davenport) is loud about her disapproval. One fine day, the ‘so full of life’ Emily gets her eyes fixed on an endearing wooden box put up for sale. She wastes no time to make it her prized possession. However, she is forced to rue her decision! Non stop bizarre happenings invade into her new home. A horrific curse has been unleashed upon her!
The movie lives up to the expectation. It provides a thrilling dosage of situational horror and a teeth-chattering background score to compliment the freaky ambience.
Yes, the ‘Possession’ is bound to possess you!