At the very least, audiences should thank their lucky stars that this latest supernatural thriller from Danish director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch, I Am Dina) contains no paranormal “found footage,” which makes this tale about a young girl (Natasha Calis) who picks up an heirloom at a yard sale somehow linked to devious spirits an old school fright fest.
With Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick as the girl’s divorced parents who team up to save their daughter’s soul, The Possession seems destined to resurrect the nuclear family. Opens wide Aug. 31. (PG-13) Not screened for review
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