Written December 28, 2014
Purchased tickets for Girl's Night Out as my eldest now 17 wanted to see it as a part of her birthday weekend. She said that The Possession was a good movie, but she, her friends and the movie audience laughed through most it as more funny than scary.
Written December 26, 2014
The movie was very well made and thought out. HOWEVER, if you've seen one "possession/exrocism" movie, you've seen them all.
Basically, if I had never seen any other movie in the genre, and watched this one first, I'd give it a 5/5. But with the over saturation of demonic possessions in the movies, it just feels like watching an unofficial sequal of the exorcist.
Written November 27, 2014
some reviews say its bot good, but i think it was worth the money. I like the fact that this movie has good drama behind the horror part cuz a lot of exorcism movies that i have seen had terrible content
Written October 29, 2014
I saw this movie in a packed theater full of coiling middle schoolers - the appropriate age and atmosphere for this movie. As this was not my first rodeo and I am an avid movie goer for the slightly spooked, this movie was a little too juvenile for me. Rather than using the now cliche "Found Footage" format - this movie does have a traditional scary movie story line. It does get one hooked very early on, but does not sustain this type of shock and awe. Maybe its just me, but this film was very bright and airy for a horror film. Perhaps that is part of the look of the film and I'm just stubborn. Finally, the story of this movie does harken back to the great exorcism/ possession films of old yet does not firmly grasp its own hold on american cinema. This film is almost a parody of itself. If you are hoping for a few good jumps out of your seat, and possibly even a few nightmares, this film will leave you unfulfilled. If you are 14 and going to a sleepover, this is a quality pick!
Written October 28, 2014
I am a very picky movie viewer and I have to say that this one was great. It even made me jump (a little) a couple of times and I can't say that for many movies. Horror is my genre of choice, and this is a must see.
There is really no blood and gore, but the concept is good and the fact that it is based on a true story always makes it better.
I would not recommend this movie for young kids.