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The Possession – The Dibbuk Box

That creepy story, The Dibbuk Box has been turned into a movie called The Possession.

Here’s the press release from the Sam Raimi backed Ghost House Pictures. Plot: Based on a true story, “The Possession” is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.

Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

To me it looks like all the real creepiness of the actual story has been replaced by Hollywood CGI, PG-13 horror…

5 responses

  1. Brad Greenwood

    Yeah, totally agree… The real story is disturbing, worth a doco

    May 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

  2. Hi Brad and other readers,
    As the caretaker of the Dibbuk Box – there will be a full blown docu -drama on the SYFY show Paranormal Witness Season 2 this fall (includes all those that came in contact with the box and the three owners – so it is the real story. Also, the History Channel H2 will do a show on mysticism and the Dibbuk Box’s history this fall too. History Channel will start taping in June.
    Jason

    May 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    • Hi Jason
      Excellent news, really looking forward to seeing those documentaries. I watched the 30 Odd Minutes episode with your interview, very interesting, I always find the real thing far more disturbing than Hollywood versions.
      Thanks for the response. I’ll be posting that 30 Odd Minutes documentary and a link to your book on Amazon.
      Good luck with… everything.
      Geordie

      May 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  3. Brad Greenwood

    Hey Jason!

    Thanks for letting us know the doco is on the way!

    first heard this story on Darkness radio, was such a fascinating interview, and a story very well told Jason!

    all the best!

    Brad

    May 22, 2012 at 8:41 am

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