The Possession (2014/Sony DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C+
Fast plays Grace: a naive, beautiful, virginal college freshman
trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate, but
when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns
to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye) and the
strict rules of the church. Haunted by the horrific death of her
mother and deeply ingrained, destructive urges, she must stop the
demon inside before it's too late.
Chan's Grace: The Possession (2014) starts with a weird
pregnancy sequence where a Mother looks into the camera and dies -
causing the Doctors to do an emergency c-section on her to save the
baby. We see Lin Shaye (Insidious) crying off screen. We
meet Grace for the first time in an impressive dolly move where the
camera circles around her but then we go INSIDE her head and the rest
of the movie is in Point of View angle.
on how much you enjoy Point of View films will depend greatly on how
you feel about the film. Some of the staging and directing isn't bad
– especially at the end of the first act where Grace pushes a girl
off the roof of the house. The point of view is supposed to be the
demonic force within the person I believe for later in the film it
transfers characters and goes in and out of heads again.
the film carries on, things get weirder for Grace and you start to
notice weird marks and abrasions on the body and eventually a full
out crazy possessed lady. The actual exorcism scene is interestingly
done with weird filters and intense acting. After the possession,
you get to see Grace at her most powerful where she is able to create
wind storms and break glass with the stroke of her hand.
in all, Grace: The Possession is an interesting experiment in
filmmaking and not terribly done from a production aspect. Using the
point of view angle and getting the audience into the mind of the
character being possessed is an interesting take. Some of the
special effects and acting weren't half bad either considering the
budget. The only really big stars in the film are Joel David Moore
(Avatar, Grandma's Boy) who plays a Priest and Lin
Shaye. Other than that, if you are looking for something creepy then
this may be worth a look.
extras on the disc except for Previews of other Sony films.
James Harland Lockhart V