Modern horror films are one of two things: horrible movies or lackluster remakes. Sure, you can say, “but everything’s been done before! How can any horror movie be considered new anymore?” and you’d be partially right. But there are rules to follow in the genre that allow movies to work well. Break the rules, and the movie doesn’t work at all.
Upcoming horror film “The Possession” seems to take traits (good traits) from previous horror films and finds a way to make them its own. Possession/exorcism movies are a dime a dozen, and often they’re not worth the price of admission. For some reason, though, “The Possession” just feels different. Perhaps I can chalk it up to the well-cut movie trailer released earlier this week:
It has style, and is backed by Sam Raimi. I didn’t even know Raimi was involved until the end of the trailer, but while watching it I definitely felt a “Drag Me To Hell” vibe.
I’ll be checking this one out, for sure.