This Spooky Season, why not try a fright from Down Under with The Possessed. the movie features John Jarrat, one of the Kings of Australian horror. He was in Picnic At Hanging Rock, Next of Kin and played Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek. He’s not the bad guy in The Possessed. He’s an exorcist who notices his services are more in demand. What exactly is causing an uptick in demonic activity? The movie came out in Australian last year and is finally coming to America on Blu-ray, DVD, On-Demand and digitally. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
A Chris Sun Film
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON DIGITAL, ON-DEMAND, AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES,
NEW SUPERNATURAL THRILLER DEBUTS IN NORTH AMERICA ON OCTOBER 18, 2022
FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
|This October, get ready to meet the man that selflessly puts his mind and soul at risk to expel demons from people, places, and things. When he asks whose body this is… you better pray you tell him it’s yours! |
On October 18, 2022, Scream Factory™ in collaboration with Motion Picture Exchange, will release the tense supernatural thriller THE POSSESSED to North American movie audiences for the first time on Blu-ray™, DVD, digital download, and on-demand.
Directed by celebrated Australian horror filmmaker Chris Sun (Boar, Charlie’s Farm, Daddy’s Little Girl) and written by Sun and Kirsty Dallas, THE POSSESSED is a strikingly visual and frightening tale of demonic possessions bolstered by gritty storytelling and phenomenal practical FX. John Jarrat (Wolf Creek, Rogue) leads a talented Australian cast, including Lincoln Lewis (Neighbours), Angie Kent (Have You Been Paying Attention?), Lauren Grimson (Wrymwood: Apocalypse), Jade Kevin Foster, Romy Poulier (Terra Nova), Sean Lynch (Danger Close), Melissa Tkautz (All Saints) and Simone Buchanan (Boar).
Jacob Chandler (John Jarrat) is an ordinary man … with an extraordinary gift. A true accidental exorcist, Jacob and his nephew Liam have forged a career clearing demons from the bodies of their clients. Lately, something has changed, as possessions are increasing. Jacob fights those he loves safe, the burden weighing heavily on his shoulders. When he crosses paths with Liam’s new girlfriend, Atalie Carlisle, 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.
NEXUS FILES STUDIOS in Association with SLAUGHTER FX, GIDDY UP FILMS, and OZPIX ENTERTAINMENT Present A CHRIS SUN Film “THE POSSESSED”
Directed By Chris Sun
Executive Producer Glenn Rushton, Lee Rushton, Mark Gardener, and Kris Maric
Produced by Christine Hulsby, Danny Baldwin, Sue Baldwin, Mitchell Clough, and Chris Sun
Screenplay by Chris Sun and Kirsty Dallas
Director of Photography, Andrew Conder A.C.S. S.O.C.
Edited by Michael Gilbert
Music by Mark Smythe
Scream Factory™ | 97 minutes
THE POSSESSED Premieres October 18 in the U.S. and Canada for Watch-At-Home
Available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand