This is my review of The Posseson...
Okay so to start out…I had high hopes for this movie. The trailer was proming, it looked like it was going to be chilling…and I was excited Sam Raimi was attached!
Let me also say this is the SECOND time Raimi has disappointed me, his last entry in the horror genre (Drag Me To Hell) was a HUGE disappointment for me! Sadly I found that it was so hilarious I was cackling through the entire movie -.- NOT the experience I was hoping for!! But I figured I would give him another chance with another proming film…
To start out, this movie was quiet boring. Nothing startling or scary happened the first (what felt like) hour of the movie. Once it did begin to attempt to be scary it was a very predictable movie…focused more on the parents divorce and how they were effected by that rather than the posseson itself.
As much as I wanted the hairs to stand up, my spine to tingle, my eyes to water, to jump out of my seat….I didn’t -.- if they had taken the time to dwell on certain things, or enhance them a little more (like the moment she says “She is still hungry” while in the diner) it could have been a little more disturbing. Yet behind the great acting by the little girl, I was left wanting more.
They had some GREAT scenes with potential but once they began they fell into a predictable hole, along with being bored and disappointed the first hour the ending was not enough to satisfy my horror craving.
Also, when she actually became fully ‘possessed’ she looked more like a ghost, or vampire, when I think posseson I think a realistic evil. Not mouth expanding, face altering crap.
Overall the movie felt very safe,
nothing that was shocking, once the incidents began to happen they weren’t scary in the slightest way.
Sadly the trailer to this movie was scarier than the actual film, and every good part in this movie was shown in the trailer. So once they happened it wasn’t very interesting to watch.
So as for horror this year, this movie was a HUGE disappointment to me!! Lets hope lent Hill and Paranormal Activity help out a bit to get this bad taste out of my mouth!!