The Possession (2012) There may be need for an exorcist, but the power of Christ isn't going to compel the Jewish demon wreaking havoc in this competent but… 2012-08-31 PG-13 PT93M Horror Jeffrey Dean Morgan Kyra Sedgwick Lionsgate
Movie Review

The Possession (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
THE POSSESSION Madison Davenport and SKyra Sedgwick
Image credit: Diyah Pera
THE POSSESSION Madison Davenport and SKyra Sedgwick
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 31, 2012; Rated: PG-13; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick; Distributor: Lionsgate

There may be need for an exorcist, but the power of Christ isn't going to compel the Jewish demon wreaking havoc in this competent but shopworn horror film. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick are fine as the parents of a girl (Natasha Calis) inhabited by an evil dibbuk released from an old wooden box, and Calis is appropriately creepy as that increasingly malevolent kid. Still, the scary bits are too familiar: It seems clichés are nondenominational. C+

Originally posted Sep 05, 2012 Published in issue #1224-1225 Sep 21, 2012 Order article reprints