NEW OFFICIAL CLIP FROM THE POSSESSION: THE BOOK

With THE POSSESSION hitting theaters today, we have another official clip, titled “The Book,” to give you another little glimpse of just what you’ll have in store when you go out tonight to the cinemas for a good old fashioned creepshow demon possession flick.

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VIDEO: A SECOND CLIP FROM THE POSSESSION: WHERE’S MY BOX

A second clip has been released for Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, in association with Lionsgate’s, THE POSSESSION titled “Where’s My Box?”. While not as incredibly creepy as the first clip, it gives insight into the dibbuk’s possession over the girl. Check it out below.

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release this Friday, August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

LIONSGATE EXPLORES THE DIBBUK IN A FEATURETTE FOR THE POSSESSION

THE POSSESSION, Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay. But what is a Dibbuk exactly? All we know thus far is that it is, in Jewish lore, a type of malevolent demon. Now, Lionsgate, in preparation for the release of THE POSSESSION in just under a week has released a 3 minute featurette explaining in detail just what the Dibbuk is and what it represents.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

CHECK OUT THE FIRST NEW CLIP FROM THE POSSESSION

As the release date for the Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert produced THE POSSESSION nears, we’ll probably be seeing more television spots and clips in anticipation of the film. This first clip from the film will leave your throat a bit raw just watching it. Check it out below!

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

NEW 60 SECOND TV SPOT FOR THE POSSESSION

As the release date for the Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert produced THE POSSESSION nears, we’ll probably be seeing more television spots in anticipation of the film. The first one has finally hit and it really brings the terror. I’d go so far as to say that they fit more horror in this 60 second spot than the trailer.

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

NEW POSTER HITS THE WEB FOR LIONSGATE’S THE POSSESSION

As the release date for the Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert produced THE POSSESSION nears, we’ll probably be seeing more art and stills in anticipation of the film. Below is the newest one sheet Lionsgate has released on its facebook page. I can’t really say it’s scoring any points for originality. The original was much better. This lastest poster seems a bit too reminiscent of the art for THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT. But I suppose that’s the trend now when it comes to possessed kids…strange things spewing out of their mouths. Whatever happened to pea soup?

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

Synopsis:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

 Which looks a little too much like…

NEW STILL HITS THE WEB FROM GHOST HOUSE AND LIONSGATE’S THE POSSESSION

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures and Lionsgate have released a trailer for THE POSSESSION, directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

Synopsis:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

Behold, the new still from the film!

DEMONS ATTACK IN TRAILER FOR LIONSGATE’S ‘THE POSSESSION’

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures and Lionsgate have released a trailer for THE POSSESSION, directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

Synopsis from Dread Central:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

SONY, GHOST HOUSE ANNOUNCE PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON EVIL DEAD REMAKE

Posted on 8th May 2012 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , ,

Yes, yes, I realize I’m a little late on this by a few days…get over it. Following close on the heels of news regarding legal disruptions over the Evil Dead trademark, Ghost House Pictures and Sony have sent out a press release announcing the start of principal photography on the Evil Dead remake. The following is excerpted from the press release thanks to Shock Till You Drop:

Principal photography has begun on EVIL DEAD, in Auckland, New Zealand and will wrap in early July 2012.

Ghost House Pictures is producing the much anticipated remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror film THE EVIL DEAD; the film that effectively launched the careers of Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN franchise); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the Ash character and was Co-Producer of the original, now brings them back to produce an EVIL DEAD for today’s audience that’s high on the horror, gore, plot twists and more from a screenplay written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.  Executive Producers are J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joseph Drake and Peter Schlessel.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and FilmDistrict have partnered with Ghost House Pictures on a worldwide deal – excluding U.K. and France – for Sony Pictures to distribute the remake of EVIL DEAD.

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

A core cast of young, fresh talent includes Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie.

“This cast of burgeoning talent share the same spirit we had when creating the original,” says Tapert. “The desire to deliver an unexpected and outrageously scary movie experience for the audience.”

EVIL DEAD marks director Fede Alvarez’  feature debut.  Originally from Uruguay, Alvarez studied filmmaking and communications, later opening his own production and post production company.  In 2005 he won a scholarship to complete a masters in screenwriting in Amsterdam.  In November 2009, he posted his four-minute short Panic Attack!, which became an instant viral internet phenomenon prompting intense interest from Hollywood and Ghost House Pictures in particular.

“We found a brilliant artist in Fede Alvarez.  As a director, he understands what makes a story work and how to put the pieces together,” says Raimi.  “I’m really excited to see this story, that I care deeply about, retold by such a fine storyteller.”

So, barring some natural disaster or mishap, it looks like this travesty is going to occur. Does anyone care about art in filmmaking these days? Eesh.

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