Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Possession

(2012) **1/2

A father in the midst of divorce purchases a strange box for his daughter at a yard sale. Unfortunately the box contains a nasty Jewish spirit who yearns to possess the child.

What can I say, there was potential but they missed pretty much every opportunity to make this film actually scary. Like so many recent films it was totally reliant on special effects and startling noises to try and get a jolt from the audience. Sorry dudes, that shit is just not cutting it anymore. However, the popcorn was fresh and buttery so the night wasn’t an entire waste.


Octopunk said...

All right, Cat! That's what I'm talking about.

Generally possession stories irk me but I'll admit I was quietly hoping this was a winner, what with the scary butterflies and everything.

Now I want some fresh, buttery popcorn.

DCD said...

I also had hopes for this one - the shot from the commercials with the fingers coming up from her throat really gave me the willies. Oh well.

Gotta start getting my shite together for this year!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

That picture alone is worth a star or two. It makes me hungry for a hand sandwich.