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[BD Review] Evan Dickson Calls ‘The Possession’ Watered Down and Confused

Now in theaters everywhere is Lionsgate’s The Possession, their Jewish-themed exorcism tale directed by Ole Bornedal, and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis.

The reviews have been ranging from highly negative to positive, Evan Dickson lands somewhere in the middle:

What we ultimately end up with is a nondescript exorcism film (the only kind there seems to be these days). It has enough cool stuff in it that I wouldn’t warn you to stay away, I’d rather warn you about what to expect if you go. An aggressively PG-13 horror film. Half abridged family drama and half watered-down demonic possession film.

Click here to read the review in its entirety, then check back this weekend to write your own and tell all of Bloody what YOU thought!

  • Aaron Emery

    I honestly really liked is one, I thought it had some great atmosphere, a suttle score, and some really great shots. It didn’t hurt that I liked the characters and was interested in the family and their own problems. Much better than expected.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I thought it was really good. I’m still recovering from the atrocious Apparition from last week so this was a breath of fresh horror air. Oh, and The Possession was a lot better than the last few exorcism films to come out. WAY better than The Devil Inside and The Last Exorcism. I really liked the ending, too. I’d give it a solid 8/10.

  • John Marrone

    Im glad to hear its not balls to the wall R exorcism. My 11 year old daughter FINALLY asked me to take her to a horror film – The possession – so I was hoping this wasn’t full force like all the others try to be, and more story oriented in a PG realm. I hated Devil inside and The Last Exorcism, they were horribly lame while trying to be R films. This sounds up my alley this time around – Ill be seein it in theaters.

  • marioncrane

    I really liked it, too. Maybe some parts could’ve been done with less CGI, but it had effectively creepy moments, and I liked that it was (for the most part) serious, and not one of the usual tongue-in-cheek horror movies…

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