The story-line of this movie basically revolves around a little girl called Emily Brenek aka Em, who becomes obsessed with a box with supernatural features. Her parents Clyde and Stephanie divorce from each other and she comes to live with her dad for a while. She gets the box from a yard sale and it turns out that the box was unlike any other common box.
Suddenly her behavior starts to change, at first her parents think her changing behavior is a result of their divorce but later on it becomes evident that the box has played an important role in her changing behavior. Movie seems to move at a fast pace and there are some chillingly horror scenes in it for instance the scene where Emily is brushing her teeth at night and she discovers a couple of fingers in her throat. Upon learning about his daughter’s deteriorating condition, the father (Jeffery Dean Morgan) starts making an investigation about the box and learns that the box is possessed by a Dybbuk.
The story-line seemed powerful and the fact that the story has been adapted from a real-life incident made this movie more attractive, but overall the movie failed to create a magic. Like all the other exorcism movies, this movie also seemed to possess the traditional horror theme. Viewers usually like to go for unique stories and The Possession was not unique in any way. The movie was not bad either as there were also some extremely horror scenes in the movie for instance the scene where the Emily’s room is fill with crickets, the scene where boyfriend of Emily’s mom loses all of his teeth and the scene where Emily’s mother discovers about her daughter’s possession. I loved the exorcism part of this movie. The overall arrangement of exorcism was extremely terrifying as it took place in the basement of a hospital. The fact that Dybbuk leaves Emily to enter her father’s body was also quite chilling.
The sound affects, the special effects, the editing; everything seemed to be perfect. Overall the movie is a nice watch and can be rated as an average family movie.