The Possession (2012)

PG-13 horror movie’s today are pretty much garbage. It simple horror movies are made for adults, there meant to have blood in them and revolving around adult themes. So with that said pretty much any horror movie that comes out these days and thats most of Hollywood’s offering is going to be garbage. But every now and again there comes a PG-13 movie that’s not horrible, not good, just okay. The Possession is one of those movies.

Emily Brenek (Natasha Calis) is a happy young 13 year-old. One weekend her father Clyde Brenek (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) picks Emily up along with her older sister Hannah (Madison Davenport). He shows them his new home that he has just bought and lets them choose rooms. In order to fill their rooms Clyde decides to take them to a yard sale. That’s when strange things start to happen as Emily is mysteriously drawn to an old wooden box. She takes it home and soon becomes unrecognizable as her personality changes. It’s now up to Clyde and his ex-wife Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgeick) to find out what’s wrong with their little girl before it’s too late.

Like I said before the movie isn’t as bad as most PG-13 horror movies. It has a decent plot although cliché ridden. I don’t think I have ever seen a horror movie revolve around a dybbuk box. It also has some good acting and good directing. For the most part Calis does a good job with what she’s given. Same goes with Morgan as I felt he did a fine job portraying a desperate father trying to help out his daughter. The movie has some scary scenes that are well done but most of the movies problems are caused by its lack of imagination.

The movie has some illogical moments and scenes mainly the ending that has been done countless times and a lot better. One of the scenes that annoyed me was when Emily had bugs come out of her mouth. Not sure why the filmmakers think that is scary it’s just lazy and I’m tried out seeing every poster with a person’s head tilted up, mouth open and some bug flying out of it.

There’s a lot more I could critics the movie on but for the most part it wasn’t half as bad as some others. The movie was a relatively well done horror movie that’s worth a watch if you got nothing else to watch. Overall I recommend this to anyone who needs to waste an hour and a half, 3 out of 5.

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