Horror movies may never get the sort of recognition that other genres of movies receive, but there's no denying that the really good ones can provide, in the words of actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer TV series), an "everlasting terrifying memory." A self-confessed "fan of horror," Sedgwick recently strode the red carpet at the premiere of her own recent entry in the genre, The Possession, in which she plays the mother of a young girl who becomes possessed by a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore known as a dibbuk.
The young actress who plays Sedgwick's daughter, Natasha Calis (The Firm TV series), was also on hand and she revealed to our own Jeremy Parsons that the scariest part of the movie for her was filming a scene in which "buckets and buckets" of moths were dumped on her. The movie is supposedly based on a true story and rapper-turned-actor Matisyahu said that, while he doesn't really believe in the supernatural, he wouldn't want to hold onto the real dibbuk box. Click on the video above for more from the premiere. more about The Possession >> Posted 08.30.12 by BrentJS
Considering all of the changes that director Ole Bornedal's (Deliver Us from Evil) new horror movie, The Possession, has gone through, one might easily conclude that the movie itself is possessed and not simply the little girl named Em (Natasha Calis) at the heart of the story. The Sam Raimi-produced movie has had its title changed — it used to be called Dibbbuk Box — its rating downgraded from R to PG-13, and even had its release date pushed back nearly eight months to avoid competing with Paramount's possession movie, The Devil Inside. Presumably, there are no more changes on the horizon — for the movie, not the little girl — because Lionsgate has finally released the first disturbing trailer for The Possession. watch the trailer (if you dare) >> Posted 05.17.12 by BrentJS
Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
While 2009's Drag Me to Hell was the first horror movie that Sam Raimi had directed in many years, the former Spider-Man director had continued to produce them, including 2004's The Grudge and its 2006 sequel and 2007's 30 Days of Night, to name a few. Raimi's latest horror effort is Dibbuk Box, which follows a divorced couple whose child becomes obsessed with a wooden box haunted by a spirit that wants to devour its human host.
Deadline reports that Kyra Sedgwick has been cast opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the formerly married couple. Ole Bornedal (Deliver Us From Evil) will direct the movie from a script by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Knowing).
Lionsgate has scheduled Dibbuk Box for an October 28 release date, the spot usually held for its Saw movies. Shooting will likely begin when Sedgwick finishes work on the final season of TNT's The Closer. Posted 01.19.11 by Ryan