Possession

  • 1981
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

An enormous number of symbols--sexual, religious, and political--collide randomly in this pretentious, incoherent horror story. Set in Berlin, it follows the alienated Adjani as she gives birth to a slimy tentacled monster, the tangible product of her troubled id. Her husband, Neill, who has been away on a special assignment for a couple of years, comes...read more

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An enormous number of symbols--sexual, religious, and political--collide randomly in this pretentious, incoherent horror story. Set in Berlin, it follows the alienated Adjani as she gives birth to a slimy tentacled monster, the tangible product of her troubled id. Her husband, Neill, who

has been away on a special assignment for a couple of years, comes home to find his wife acting strangely. When she admits to having a lover, ex-flower child Bennent, Neill has some private detectives follow her. Anna kills both, stabbing the first with a broken bottle when he discovers the

creature and the second the when he finds the first man's corpse. Unaware of the monster's existence, Neill thinks that his wife has gone mad and tries to help her--even though he catches her making love to the slimy creature. Although it would like to be somber and ultraserious, POSSESSION is

merely silly and disgusting. Amazingly, Adjani, one of the most beautiful women in the world, spends much of the film mutilating herself, wandering Berlin in a catatonic state (and occasionally vomiting torrents of blood) all for the love of a creature that was designed and built by Carlo

Rambaldi. The Nearly 45 minutes of the film was cut for its US release; the full-length European version, released in to US video in 2000, is just as preposterous.

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: R
  • Review: An enormous number of symbols--sexual, religious, and political--collide randomly in this pretentious, incoherent horror story. Set in Berlin, it follows the alienated Adjani as she gives birth to a slimy tentacled monster, the tangible product of her trou… (more)

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