Ahead of it’s arrival on Hulu, I thought it was a good time to provide the review of Brandon Cronenberg’s critically acclaimed mind-bender ‘Possessor’, which originally released back in October of last year.
The film is about “Tasya Vos, an elite, corporate assassin, takes control of other people’s bodies using brain-implant technology to execute high-profile targets”, and stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Sean Bean.
Vos is losing her grip and control, and despite warning signs of her eventual break, she again goes to work on another job – the assassination of John Parse (Bean). In order to carry out the task, Vos has implanted in Colin (Abbott) who is the boyfriend of Parse’s daughter Ava (Tuppence Middleton). Immediately, Vos has difficulties controlling Colin, and overcoming his will, and it leads to a lot on internal battles between the two, who are vying for complete control.
The carnage and blood left behind in the wake of their battle spider-webs far beyond the initial target of Parse, but the deaths aren’t what dictates the story, it’s the battle within for Vos, and unraveling the puzzle that the movie leaves is the true “meat” of the film.
Possessor is visually impeccable, and the nuance of the shaky camera illustrates a potential distortion of reality. Cronenburg delivered in spades in his presentation. Make no mistake about it, after watching the film you will be Googling for the interpretation of both the ending and other parts of the film, which opens up a rabbit hole that you cannot resist jumping down.
The film is creative, unique, and captivating – and while the story isn’t easy to understand, it challenges you to accept idea that aren’t ideal or the norm – such as the idea that Vos has no interest in being a loving mother and wife and actually despises the domesticated life she is situated within.
The movie is available on-demand now, but waiting a week or so can land you it on Hulu without the charge. I highly recommend attempting to wrap your mind around the complexities of Possessor.
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Peacock Unveils Teaser for ‘They/Them’
Peacock has provided a glimpse into the upcoming original slasher horror ‘They/Them’ by dropping a brand new teaser for the film that is set to make it’s premier exclusively on the streaming platform on August 5th.
The film stars Kevin Bacon and is directed by John Logan.
According to the official synopsis: “Several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to ‘help them find a new sense of freedom.’ As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.”
Check out the teaser below:
New Trailer Unleashed for Stalker Horror ‘He’s Watching’
XYZ Films has released a brand new trailer for the new horror from one of the popular horror content creators Jacob Aaron Estes ‘He’s Watching’, which was filmed during the height of COVID-19, according to a report from Deadline.
Estes wrote and directed the film and it features musician wife Gretchen Lieberum and their children, Iris Serena Estes and Lucas Steel Estes.
According to the official synopsis: “When the happy-go-lucky siblings are left alone while their parents recover from an illness, a series of playful pranks they play on each other escalate when they start receiving unsettling images and videos on their phones. As the incoming messages become increasingly nightmarish, Iris and Lucas realize something sinister has taken root in their home.”
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A brand new clip has arrived for director Kevin Kopacka’s upcoming horror ‘Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes’ which is set to arrive, via Dark Sky Films, on digital on June 24th, 2022.
According to the official synopsis: “Margo, who comes from a noble family, inherited a castle that she inspects with her ill-tempered husband Dieter. When they arrive at the run-down keep, their relationship is put to a test as their sanity slowly deteriorates. This opens up a new world. As time and space begin to shift around them, a reality that only exists within the walls of the eerie building is exposed – a reality full of warmth and excess.
“Things aren’t as they seem in this genre-bending film, that shifts between different story layers in unpredictable ways. It is a love letter to European cinema of the sixties and seventies that will leave viewers guessing what will happen next.”
The film stars Jeff Wilbusch (The Missing) Anna Platen (Para – Wir sind King), Luisa Taraz, Frederik Von Lüttichau (Gender Crisis), with Bill Becker, Christopher Ramm, and Elena Gomez Alvarez.
Check out the clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
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