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

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

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 spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.