Watch: A Haunting Trailer for Demonic Horror Film 'The Possession'

May 16, 2012
Source: Yahoo

The Possession

What's that? You haven't had enough of demon possession of children in horror films? Well, then you're in luck! The trailer for Ole Bornedal's new film The Possession from producer Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures production banner has arrived. Normally films like this look so generic, but there's some pretty freaky imagery and epic music that somehow has this particular demonic horror thriller grabbing my attention. The presence of Jeffrey Dean Morgan certainly helps, but I think there's a bit of the same tone that made Drag Me to Hell so captivating and satisfying. Judge for yourself by watching the trailer below!

Here's the first official trailer for Ole Bornedal's The Possession, originally via Yahoo:

Ole Bornedal directs The Possession based on a Los Angeles Times article called "Jinx in a Box" with writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Boogeyman and Knowing) adapting the story. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst and soon learn a dislocated spirit is inhabiting their daughter. Lionsgate is sending The Possession to theaters August 31st.

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  • at least its not another "found footage" movie. 
    • Reznik
      It's only a notch down. I thought the false "based on a true story" era was over? Meh.
  • Larral
    the only horror movies people seem to make anymore are possession movies..... what the shit man
  • Creeped me out. A hand coming up someone's throat will do that.
  • I like the idea that you can MRI a demon, like it's a physical thing inside your body. That part's pretty cool.
  • Mickeybo
    sam raimi very rarley disapoints in horrors totallt loved in hell
  • There's a fiddler on the roof!
  • Wow, that creeped me the fuck out. LOL. 
  • DoomCanoe
    amazing trailer hope the movie turns out the same
  • Brett
    Based on
  • grimjob
    Actually looked pretty damn good. That throat shot at the end is fucked. Looking forward to this. PS. They always seem to be 'Based on a true story'.
  • maytheforce
    A young girl possessed by a demon... How incredibly original... Now let me see... There was once a film released in 1973... Based on a supposedly true story called "The Ex... (finish writing the title if you know the answer)
  • Oliver J L
    Looks good, but still these trailers show too much, I think it spoils the movies a little, for example; the hand in the gril's mouth won't be a creepy surprise...
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Averyone think horror is for teenagers but I think David lynch works are horror either, Michael hanke too and many other big directors. Question is why no one cat put his foot in shoe of wiliam fridkin and "Exorcist" why Emily rose,last exorcism,rite,devil inside and ... Possession movies are week? I say because screen writer of exorcist 1973 when write script piss in own pants! Yeah! Screen writer must scare to the bone, his hair must stand up, occasionally he must don't write because of fear, he must sense the real fear not write ordinary and perfenuctry script. I think after exorcist and omen possession genre became dead. I'm sick of this kind of movies : no scary plot / no classic directing like fridkin / no good actors like max Woon sydo or Linda Blair / no music like exorcist / no real fear just boo moments / no enough gore / no balance between dialog and action / no shocking special effect like exorcist / no spending time / no budget / and no no no no no ATMOSPHERE. In possession movies I wait for this film and sound cool but certainly we would not see another masterpiece, just another expandable horror movie I'm so sad
    • Claudio (Italy)
      I'm totally agree with you!!! The Atmosphere you have in The Exorcist 1973, it's simply amazing together with the music, like Deep Red directed by Dario argento, a pure amazing thriller! I like Sam Raimi, but someone must have courage and try to write an Old school plot Possession movie.
  • Bux
    "based on true story" my ass
  • norm
    Looks so good I shut off the trailer midway...can't wait.
  • Danimal
    That was reeeeeeally good trailer. Hopefully the movie lives up to it, with Raimi and horror together, I have no doubts it'll be awesome. Plus, Matisyahu is in it lol!
  • Nielsen700
    Looks good.
  • beevis
    the trailer makes this film look excellent - and raimi always delivers.......but, it's also lionsgate; so, i'll keep my fingers crossed on this one. i'll be seeing it, for sure.
  • Cjwarrior27
    Looks good! But alot of these possession films look great on the trailer, but cant seem to deliver, I hope this one can!!
  • Alfred
    hmm. looks like it is based on true accounts. Apparently someone bought a Jewish winebox, and after experiencing supernatural activities in his home, he decided to sell if off at Ebay.
  • Rain Spider
    The only reason I watched this trailer was cause some guy said there was a fiddler on the roof. 
  • "Drag Me to Hell", "captivating" & "satisfying"......
  • mephisto
     looks pretty good to me.
  • RupertForeskin
    so close to exiting out once it opened with PG-13. glad i watched the rest. looks creepy as funk
  • "Based on a true story"  Really? What part was true?  "Ummm... this girl did actually buy a box at a garage sale once that had no seams." Did it posses some kid with demons and junk? "Nah, all that stuff we made up."
  • Anyone know the music used in the trailer? or is it part of the movie's score?
    • Notalent
      I am very certain it is the cover of Rammstein "Engel" by Scala & Kolacny Brothers.




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