The Possession pretty much comes under the category of, "Really?"
While the movie is supposed to be based on an actual series of events, the facts seem hard to swallow, even for the paranormal world.
For this writer, who has been on a few ghost/spiritual investigations, witnessed demonic possession and attended many an empathic meeting, even these events just do not add up.
Granted, there were many of the aforementioned events which were filled with mini-events which totally did sound, "Hollywood" because of their non-believability, The Possession goes too far. It goes too far into boredom.
It goes too far at a very non-rapid pace and it goes too far with, "What? Really?"
The premise behind The Possession seems solid enough to have been grounded in some modicum of reality. It seems that a family of three (Clyde, Stephanie and "Em" Brenek) have come into possession of an evil spirit (a dibbuk), contained within a crate.
We have no issue with the premise. It's solid. We have no problem with the acting, particularly Natasha Calis, who plays the afflicted Brenek daughter. She is so incredibly awesome. Her depiction of this child is incredible! Even her facial expressions are worthy of note.
However, how does the family not notice that odd things begin to happen with the mere introduction of the crate into the Brenek household?
Perhaps, we have seen too many horror movies and attended too many spiritual meetings. Perhaps.
How come no one notices Em's obsession with the crate?
How come Mother Brenek doesn't question the incident where Father Brenek appears to have slapped Em? She just moves on. It defies logic considering how loving and caring he seems to be.