A Look at ‘The Possession’ and its Curse

Lionsgate release a great looking hi-res photo for their upcoming horror film, The Possession (formerly Dibbuk Box). The award-winning director Ole Bornedal has been given the reigns to directing this horrible tale of a haunted box that unleashes a terrible nightmare on a family who unsuspectingly brings the cursed box home.

The film is in the vein of The Exorcist because it is based on real events that came about after a family wound up in possession of a cursed box, setting off an agonizing struggle to rid themselves of its curse. This real-life box became popular in 2004 when it sold on eBay after causing baffling bad fortune to its owners, which was credited to a dibbuk – a malevolent spirit of Jewish folklore trapped in the haunted box.

Written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, The Possession is about a young girl who buys an antique box at a yard sale who is totally unaware that inside lives a malicious ancient spirit. Her father teams up with ex-wife to find a way to rid the curse that has taken over their child.

The film does sound a bit “been there done that” but the whole backstory of this being based on an unexplainable event which involved a cursed box is very intriguing and if the film is done right, it might just make you think twice about going to a garage sale.

Expect the film to hit theaters on August 31.

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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

4 thoughts on “A Look at ‘The Possession’ and its Curse

  1. I was onced possessed its not fun but I don’t remember most of it it was just horrible. That box should be detroyed but you can not destroy that box. People don’t know how serious this can get why mess with that box don’t even dare it with possess you.

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