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“THE POSSESSED,” from “BOAR” director and “WOLF CREEK” star, arrives in October

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | News


It’s a different kind of exorcism chiller from Down Under.

Scream Factory, in collaboration with Motion Picture Exchange, has announced an October 18 release of Australian filmmaker Chris Sun’s THE POSSESSED on VOD, digital download, Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Sun (BOAR, CHARLIE’S FARM) from a script he wrote with Kirsty Dallas, it stars John Jarratt (WOLF CREEK), Lincoln Lewis, Angie Kent, Lauren Grimson, Jade Kevin Foster, Romy Poulier, Sean Lynch, Melissa Tkautz and Simone Buchanan. The synopsis: Jacob Chandler [Jarratt] is an ordinary man…with an extraordinary gift. A true accidental exorcist, Jacob and his nephew Liam [Lewis] have forged a career clearing demons from the bodies of their clients. Lately, something has changed, as possessions are increasing. Jacob fights to keep those he loves safe, the burden weighing heavily on his shoulders. When he crosses paths with Liam’s new girlfriend, Atalie Carlisle [Grimson], he recognizes something in her dark, broken gaze. She, too, can see what lies beyond the world of the living. Jacob never expected to meet anyone else like himself…nor did he anticipate needing her help. When summoned to a hauntingly beautiful homestead with a tragic past, Jacob must call upon all of his experiences and Atalie’s untrained powers to uncover the layers of demonic deception at play.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).