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THE POSSESSION (2012)

THE POSSESSION <span>(2012)</span> artwork

THE POSSESSION (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 91

Release dates 31/08/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong sustained threat and horror

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Ole Bornedal

Cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calls

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/08/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE POSSESSION is a US horror film about a young girl called Em who is possessed by a Jewish demon after opening a mysterious box she finds at a yard sale.

Threat

A sense of threat is sustained throughout as Em's behaviour becomes increasingly unpredictable and violent. There are several jump moments and a number of sequences in which characters are terrified. In one scene, a woman is thrown about and beaten up by an unseen force, causing her limbs to twist in unusual angles. In another, a woman becomes distressed as blood starts to run from her eyes. The climactic exorcism scene shows Em completely taken over by the demon, speaking in its voice and screaming and lashing out. Her eyes roll back in her head as people try to restrain her and exorcise the demon.

There is a single use of strong language ('f**k') alongside milder terms including 'shit', 'hell', 'damn' and 'screwed', as well as a single use of the word 'spaz'.

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Details

Title
THE POSSESSION
Year
2012
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd,Lions Gate UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/11/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF290270

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