The Possession

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"Fear the demon that doesn't fear God."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.9  (63,113)
  • 45

The Possession is a 2012 horror film that tells the story of a young girl named Em who becomes possessed by a dybbuk, a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore. The movie centers around Em's family's struggle to save their daughter from the clutches of the demon, and their race against time to unravel the mystery behind the dybbuk's origins.

The story begins when Clyde, Em's divorced father, takes his two daughters on a weekend trip to a yard sale. Em comes across an intricately crafted wooden box, which she buys with her own money. The box contains a strange inscription in Hebrew, and Em becomes fixated on it, speaking to it and obsessing over it.

Soon after, strange things begin to happen around Em. She becomes increasingly agitated, violent, and withdrawn. She has nightmares and visions of a woman in a veil, and she starts exhibiting signs of possession, such as speaking in tongues and contorting her body in unnatural ways.

Fearing for their daughter's safety, Clyde and Em's mother, Stephanie, take her to a hospital. But the doctors are unable to diagnose her, and they conclude that her behavior is the result of psychological trauma from the divorce.

Desperate for answers, Clyde turns to a Jewish expert in demonology, Tzadok, who recognizes the wooden box as a dybbuk box. He explains that a dybbuk is a restless spirit that can possess a living person and that the box is used to trap the dybbuk inside. However, if the box is opened, the dybbuk is released and can possess its new host.

Tzadok warns Clyde that the dybbuk is dangerous and that they must perform a ritual to exorcise it from Em. Meanwhile, the dybbuk's influence over Em grows stronger, and her condition deteriorates rapidly.

As the family searches for a way to save Em, they begin to uncover the dybbuk's dark and tragic past. They learn that the dybbuk is the restless spirit of a young girl who was murdered by her father, and that the box was used to trap her spirit inside.

The family realizes that the only way to save Em is to confront the dybbuk and put it to rest. In a climactic, terrifying showdown, they must face the demon and fight for Em's soul.

The Possession is a gripping horror film that tells a story of family, the supernatural, and the power of faith. The performances by Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kyra Sedgwick are exceptional, and the film's suspenseful and eerie atmosphere keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. With its rich mythology and compelling characters, The Possession is a must-see for any horror fan.

The Possession is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 45.

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