Whenever a film is ‘Based On A True Story’, I tend to roll my eyes just a little bit because the events that follow often end up being so fantastic–and generally unrepeatable by anything resembling a scientific method–that, if they were true, the whole way we look at the world would change (And Yeah, I have been reading a lot of Charles Stross lately.).
Remember “The Amityville Horror?” That was based on a true story too, and was supposedly so horrific, that is till other people moved in the house, and the ghosts decided to take a siesta.
And speaking of things that probably don’t exist, can someone please take a picture of Bigfoot or a UFO with a camera that has more settings that ‘Blurry’ and ‘Extra Blurry?”
I’d really appreciate it.
The bogeyman in “The Possession” is a dybbuk box, which either holds an evil spirit, or a demon (both terms are used almost interchangeably, though I understood it as a human that, upon death, becomes an evil spirit). As I wrote earlier, as long as you’re willing to forget the whole ‘Based On A True Story’ malarkey–especially since the film is way too far-fetched to come from anywhere except the mind of a screenwriter–then you’ll have a really good time because this film remembers something that films of this sort tend to forget.
Namely, it’s all about character. If you have characters that viewers care about, no matter how weird circumstances become, you’ll always root for them.