The first film clip of the Sam Raimi produced horror film The Possession has been released, and it might make you gag. The film was directed by by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) and is based on a true story about a haunted antique wooden box. It stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Natasha Calis (The Firm), and Matisyahu (The Hasidic Reggae Superstar).
Even though the movie looks good, and I'm excited to see it, the true story that it's based on sounds more terrifying than what I'm seeing from the film. If you want more information on the true story, you can read all about it in an article that was published in the L.A. Times.
Here's the Synopsis for the film:
Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest 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, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
The movie hits theaters everywhere on August 31, 2012. Enjoy the clip!