Jeffrey Dean Morgan Starring in Ghost House Thriller 'Dibbuk Box'
by Alex Billington
January 13, 2011
Late last year, right around the time when Paranormal Activity 2 was destroying the box office, we wrote about a new project in the works called Dibbuk Box. I thought it might be another found-footage thriller, but it looks like Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal is going to direct a straight horror, as described, closer to The Exorcist or The Shining. Well, Variety reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast in the film as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. Yep, she got a hold of that Dibbuk Box, and the spirit inside ain't too happy.
As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, he senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box contains a dibbuk -- a "dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host." And supposedly it's inspired by true events. Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures is producing and filming starts this month. Lionsgate already has Dibbuk Box set for release on Halloween weekend, October 28th, in place of the Saw films which, hopefully, have finally finished. For all the fans of the horror genre, this definitely sounds like a film to keep an eye on, especially with Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the lead. Stay tuned for more!