‘The Possession’ Finally Gets Wanted PG-13 Rating From MPAA

There’s nothing more annoying to a horror fan than when a studio tries to edit a film down from its original state. After multiple submissions to the PSS, Lionsgate has finally received the PG-13 rating they wanted for Ole Bornedal’s The Possession, their dibbuk box-themed horror starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis.

The Classification and Rating Administration had assigned the movie an R for “violence, terror, and disturbing images” in October, prompting the minimajor to appeal back in November. The supernatural horror now has its PG-13 rating for “mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences.

In theaters August 31 “Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.