Lionsgate has sent us over some creepy new photo's from the Sam Raimi-produced horror film The Possession. This is a horror film that I'm looking forward to! It's based on a true story about a haunted antique wooden box. No joke, the story behind this dibbuk box is pretty terrifying, and it looks like it will make for a great movie.
For those of you who want more information on the true story you can read all about it in an article that was published in the L.A. Times. This is how it starts out...
A small wooden cabinet went up for auction on EBay. Inside were two locks of hair, one granite slab, one dried rosebud, one goblet, two wheat pennies, one candlestick and, allegedly, one "dibbuk," a kind of spirit popular in Yiddish folklore.
The seller, a Missouri college student named Iosif Nietzke, described the container as a "haunted Jewish wine cabinet box" that had plagued several owners with rotten luck and a spate of bizarre paranormal stunts.
Here's a photo of the actual box from the e-bay listing...
The movie was directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Natasha Calis (The Firm) and Matisyahu (The Hasidic Reggae Superstar).
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, and I'm excited about seeing the film! What are your thoughts on the film?