I’m on a “bad” horror film kick lately and saw this on Prime with bad reviews from critics and on IMDb, so of course I was going to watch it. I found it surprisingly good. I don’t recall ever watching any possession horror movie that centered around Jewish beliefs as opposed to Christian, so that was refreshing for me. The story follows a broken family. While on visitation with their father, the youngest girl, Emily, purchase a wooden box inscribed with Hebrew carvings. And, of course, she opens the box and all hell ensues as Emily is possessed by a demon, breaking the family up the family even more and sending the father for help, which brings him to a Hasidic Jewish community in hopes of saving his girl.
Sometimes the pacing is off with the movie. There were scenes, decisions, and shots in the movie that really didn’t fit with the tone. Also, I think this would’ve been better if the demon remained shrouded in more mystery. The MRI scan was all I needed to see.
Other than that, I would say this is 3.5 stars out of 5.