“The Possession” is a 2012 horror film directed by Ole Bornedal and produced by Sam Raimi. The movie is inspired by the true story of a dybbuk box, a wine cabinet said to be haunted by a malevolent Jewish spirit called a dybbuk.
The film follows a divorced couple, Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick), and their two daughters, Em (Natasha Calis) and Hannah (Madison Davenport). When Em purchases an antique box at a yard sale, she becomes increasingly obsessed with it, and strange things start to happen around her. As Em’s behavior becomes more erratic, Clyde and Stephanie realize that the box may be possessed by an evil entity and must find a way to free their daughter from its grip before it’s too late.
The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success, grossing over $85 million worldwide. It is notable for its unique take on the possession subgenre, incorporating Jewish folklore and mysticism into the story.
Duration: 92 min.