With Hollywood having run through pretty much every horror cliche going, The Possession reaches out to Jewish folklore and the legend of the dibbuk box, a wooden container said to contain the spirit of a dibbuk, an evil spirit that can haunt and even possess people.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Clyde, who’s recently divorced from Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick). He takes his two daughters to a yard sale near his new home, where his youngest, Em (Natasha Kalis), becomes intrigued by a locked wooden box. As you can probably guess, it’s not long until strange things are happening and the daughter has become obsessed with the box. [Read more…]