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Grace: The Possession (2014/Sony DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C+

Alexia 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.

Jeff 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.

Depending 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.

As 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.

All 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.

No extras on the disc except for Previews of other Sony films.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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