Time Out says
A suburban family already torn apart by divorce is almost rent asunder when, unable to decipher the ominous Hebrew inscription on a carved wooden box bought at a yard sale, 10-year-old Emily (Natasha Calis) opens it, unleashing a host-seeking demon. Emily’s parents, teenage sister and school teachers are bemused and alarmed by her increasingly erratic and violent behaviour.
It all plays out just the way you’d expect, and no possession movie cliché is left unused, as sibilant demonic whisperings and exploding light bulbs give way to bodily contortions and husky-voiced ejaculations. An anodyne MRI scan stands in for the distressing arteriogram in ‘The Exorcist’, but the film was cut to scrape a PG-13 rating in the States, so everything is toned down for a teen audience.
- Release date:Friday 31 August 2012
- Duration:92 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Ole Bornedal
- Screenwriter:Stephen Susco, Kevin Mannis
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan
- Natasha Calis
- Kyra Sedgwick
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