A new motion poster has landed online for the Sam Raimi-produced horror film The Possession. The film centers on a young girl who acquires an antique box at a yard sale, but she’s unaware that the box contains an evil spirit. We’ve already been creeped out by a fairly disturbing first poster for the pic, and this new motion poster throws a bounty of insects into the equation to double down on the horror factor. The film’s trailer provided a promising dose of non-found footage scares and a genuinely chilling atmosphere, so here’s hoping director Ole Bornedal’s full film delivers.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, and Natasha Calis. The Possession opens on August 31st.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Possession:
Based on real events, 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.
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (WATCHMEN) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”), THE POSSESSION is directed by Ole Bornedal (NIGHTWATCH), written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Rob Tapert and J.R. Young. Presented by Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures.