There are many exorcism movies out there, so we’re all probably curious how they would make this film stick out from the numerous others. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
There are many exorcism movies out there, so we’re all probably curious how they would make this film stick out from the numerous others. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

By JADE GONZALEZ, Guest Columnist

With Halloween right around the corner, horror films are filling the movie theaters. But are these horror films going to leave us scared, or will we regret spending $10 on a movie ticket?

The Possession is centered around a little girl that finds this mysterious box while shopping at a yard sale. We later find out that this box contains a malicious spirit that begins haunting the little girl, and slowly taking over her body. The movie has a jarring start by showing an incident caused by the mysterious box to another minor character. This made the audience anticipate what was to come since the film had such an alarming beginning.

There are many exorcism movies out there, so we’re all probably curious how they would make this film stick out from the numerous others. The type of spirit that is taking over the child’s body was different than what I have seen before in exorcism films.

Being a horror movie junkie myself, I’ve seen my fair share of exorcism movies to base my opinion. Rarely do we get to see the actual spirit in exorcism films, and that’s where the difference appears between The Possession and all the other exorcism films. We get to see both a photographic image of the spirit while inside the little girl as well as the spirit as it leaves its hosts body.

I was very happy with the effects that were used in this film as well. The director came up with clever but still scary ways of showing “the possession” this child is enduring.

But it wasn’t all about having the best digital effects or gallons of blood to bring the audience to the edge of their seats… it was the actors.

Natasha Calis, the little girl who played the main Character Emily, gave a spectacular performance. The acting alone makes me recommend this film to any person that loves a good scare.

For someone that loves to have their hands sweat and heart stopped, this film will not disappoint.