Watch Ava's Possessions
- 1 hr 29 min
Ava's Possessions is a 2015 independent film directed and written by Jordan Galland. The story follows Ava (Louisa Krause), a young woman who has just been released from a month-long possession. Ava has no memory of the possession and is grappling with the aftermath of the trauma. She is struggling to reintegrate into her life and is experiencing social and legal issues as a result of the crime she committed while possessed. To aid in her recovery, Ava is assigned a case worker, Tony (Wass Stevens), who tries to help her understand what happened to her during the possession. Tony recommends Ava attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group where she meets other people who have been through similar experiences. Ava is also ordered by the court to attend a Possession Anonymous meeting in which she is reunited with her former possession demon, Naphula (Whitney Able). However, various clues suggest that Naphula may not have Ava's best interests at heart. As Ava tries to piece together what happened to her during the possession, she discovers that she committed several crimes while under Naphula's control. She begins to experience strange occurrences that suggest that Naphula may still be possessing her. Ava seeks the help of a private detective, Bernard (John Ventimiglia), to uncover the truth about her possession and the subsequent crimes committed. Throughout the film, Ava is haunted by her past mistakes and struggles with the demons both from within and without. She has to reconcile with the fact that she was not operating under her own volition during her possession and deal with the consequences of her actions. As the film progresses, the line between reality and the supernatural become increasingly blurred, leading to an unexpected conclusion. This film is a refreshing take on the horror genre, eschewing cheap thrills in favor of a character-driven narrative. The story is anchored by Louisa Krause's superb performance as Ava, who deftly portrays the character's vulnerability and strength as she navigates the complexities of recovery. The supporting cast also delivers great performances, especially Whitney Able as Naphula, who imbues her character with a sinister charm that keeps the viewer guessing. The film also features excellent cinematography, lighting, and sound design. The visual style of the film adds to its suspenseful and eerie atmosphere, with a color palette that evokes the dark and gritty textures of New York City's underbelly. Overall, Ava's Possessions is a compelling and thought-provoking film that explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the human psyche. It is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a fresh take on the horror genre and thought-provoking storytelling.