On Friday, August 31st, Lionsgate is releasing its latest chilling project, The Possession, which is loosely based on real events surrounding a mysterious “Dibbuk Box” that terrorized an unsuspecting family just a few years back.
Directed by Ole Bornedal, The Possession stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, newcomer Natasha Calis and musician Matisyahu.
During yesterday’s press day for The Possession, Dread Central had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Morgan, Sedgwick and Calis about the film, their experiences while making it and more on how the familial aspects of the story of the film were so important to all of them.
Check out our exclusive video interviews with the trio below, and look for our review of The Possession coming soon!
The Possession centers upon a family who find themselves in possession of a haunted box and their struggles to get rid of its evil curse. The jumping off point is a true story culled from the Leslie Gornstein-bylined Los Angeles Times article “A Jinx In A Box” (July 2004). These photos are from an Entertainment Weekly article about that story.
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Based on true events, The Possession is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
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