A pg13 horror movie about demonic possession. Ok I heard about this movie from my 18 year old students. Students who think the new Star Wars movies are old. So I watched this trailer. Cool. A Jewish take on excorcism and demons. Thats a fresh spin on this genre. I wish it wasn’t another girl who got possessed. Oh well, shit happens. I also wish this wasnt a pg13, lets maximize our profits horror movie. Well thats a given in this crappy 21st century Amerika.
So you got Divorced parents and angry kids ( if you dont get married and have kids, you dont have to worry about the possession stuff i guess). Little girl buys a fancy box at yard sale. its covered in Ancient Elvish runes, or Hebrew. I dunno, i watched the Hobbit again today. The dad is played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, he was also the Dad in Supernatural! So he is used to this shit. He is good and i hope to see him in more films. Ok, I wont spoil the movie. Ill just say that there is a
Dibbuk in the box, and a crap load of creepy moths. All kinds of creepy stuff happens. Well, pg13 creepy. Well, creepy if you are an 18 year old art student, maybe. So the only thing to do is to get a Jew to help. I liked that. Id like to see more movies with Jewish lore and scary stuff. Just to be different. Maybe you wouldnt. I know, i know, you dont like Jews, but your an idiot. See, the lil girl getting possessed thing is kinda overplayed, so you have to have a fresh approach. I appreciate the new angle and the fact that people other than old celibate catholics can exorcise a demon. Maybe the new movie can have a buddhist monk, or a Eastern Orthodox priest, or a Brown wizard who lives in the forest with a bunch of hedgehogs and rabbits!
So its an ok movie. Not really scary, but it was well done. Decent story and acting. Nice direction and filming. A little bit too many scenes of - “oops the lights went out, where did the thing go? Oh its behind me.” Of course its behind you. Duh! I am glad i didnt pay to see this in the theater, but it was ok for a Netflix experience.
I give this a B for good acting and Jewish perspective.
Oh man, I almost forgot! The best part of this movie involves an MRI. Aint never seen that before. Makes the $1000 bill for an mri worth every penny.