Sam Raimi has continued success with films he produces under his Ghost House Pictures label, and the latest one is called The Possession, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film is based on an L.A. Times article about a girl who finds a dibbuk box and the possessing ensues. Morgan will play the father of the girl, and the film also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis.
Here’s the full synopsis:
“Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”
It’s one of those horror films that comes out in summer and will probably do well if it’s not terrible, just because there is a wide landscape. This is why Drag Me To Hell did great in the early summer, this one will lead us right into fall when it releases August 31st, 2012, just close enough to Halloween to play into the holiday if it’s any good. When I heard the log line I wasn’t sad that I missed a screening of the film a few months ago, and the trailer doesn’t help a lot with that feeling, but it may turn out to be decent.