Blade II and Batman Begins scribe David S. Goyer writes and directs this supernatural thriller about a 19-year-old girl (Odette Yustman) haunted by a "dybbuk" (a malevolent wandering soul of Jewish folklore) that was once a young boy ruthlessly slaughtered in Auschwitz. Casey Beldon (Yustman) was just a young girl when her mother vanished out of her life. And though Casey has never forgiven her mother for abandoning their family, she begins to understand why when a tortured ghost begins stalking her by day, and horrific nightmares make her scared of falling asleep at night. Hoping that her spiritual advisor, Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman), possesses the power to make these awful visions stop, Casey enlists his aid and gradually uncovers a family curse that stretches all the way back to Nazi Germany. An entity with the ability to possess anyone or anything that it comes into contact with is stalking Casey from another plane of reality, and it's gaining strength with each new possession. Now, as the curse is unleashed, the frightened girl realizes that her only chance for survival is to close a door that was pried open by someone who was never born, and prevent the force from crossing over into the physical world. Though her sympathetic boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and best friend (Meagan Good) do everything they can to help, Casey is ultimately left to face this otherworldly horror on her own.
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More than 1 year ago
Now I hate horror...immensely, but I watched because of Cam. The story line was actually well thought out and aside from a few 'boo''s and screams and messed up faces it was very much a suspenseful and enjoyable film.
More than 1 year ago
Brand new take on the possession genre. I got lost in this movie which does not happen to me often. After viewing it twice on Pay Per View I finally went & bought the dang thing. The extras on the DVD are awesome. I did not find this nightmare scary but extremely suspenseful & creepy. Not at all a waste of time. The heroine is beyond beautiful but maintains a sense of vulnerability/fragility about her that makes it possible to get past her looks and feel the emotions of her character. The ending completely blew me away. I never saw it coming. And that...is a very good thing!