ABOUT THE MOVIE
Clyde and Stephanie Brenek 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, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis
WHO WILL DIG IT?
Horror fans who like to scare themselves sideways, and those who prefer their frights based on true events.
THREE GOOD REASONS
- 1The movie is based on a true story, documented in the Los Angeles Times, of an Oregon family who bought an antique wine box and was plagued by misfortune and spooky happenings.
- 2Sam Raimi, who knows a thing or two about horror films (see "The Evil Dead"), produced this one.
- 3The film has a strong cast for a horror movie, with veteran actors Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") and Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") playing the parents of a possessed daughter.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
International reggae star Matisyahu acts. Who knew? He plays the part of Tzadok, which is actually his second feature film credit. He played the part of Chassid in "A Buddy Story" (2012) alongside "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss.