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Ava's Possessions (2015)

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A young woman recovers from a demonic possession.

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Jordan Galland

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Jordan Galland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louisa Krause ... Ava
Whitney Able ... Jillian
Deborah Rush ... Joanna
William Sadler ... Bernard
Zachary Booth ... Roger
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Ben Branson
Wass Stevens ... Tony
Annabelle Dexter-Jones ... Hazel
Geneva Carr ... Darlene
Dan Fogler ... J.J. Samson
John Ventimiglia ... Father Merrino
Joel de la Fuente ... Escobar
Alysia Reiner ... Noelle
Carol Kane ... Talia
Jemima Kirke ... Ivy
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Ava Dobkins is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out where the huge bloodstain in her apartment came from, she's plagued by nightmarish visions - the demon is trying to come back. Written by Momentum Pictures

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The exorcism is just the beginning. See more »


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Rated R for language, some sexual content and bloody images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marcas da Possessão See more »

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Trivia

The movie playing at around 55 minutes is Alice, Sweet Alice (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Ava is in her apartment with Ben she gets a phone call. The phones screen shows the time as 1:10 PM. However, this scene is clearly established to be taking place at night. See more »

Quotes

Noelle: You really don't remember anything?
Ava: No. I was possessed... by a demon.
Noelle: Holy fuck. Is that contagious?
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Connections

Features Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Different Drum
Written by Jordan Galland & Sean Lennon
Performed by Sean Lennon & Karla Moheno
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a pretty original idea but the film is bogged down but unnecessary sub plots
2 September 2016 | by MitchellCombdenSee all my reviews

Ava's possessions is a fairly original take on a tired sub genre. instead of being a straight forward exorcism film it answers the question of what it is like after the demon has been exorcised. through this plot device we are treated to a lot of dark humour which is also pretty refreshing for this particular sub genre. some may look at the demonic possession as a metaphor for addiction because of obvious similarities in the context of the films story. while I agree that this was probably the intent of the writers I think it was mainly for the reason of using it for comedic effect which actually worked quite well. the acting in the film is actually very good and the direction is as well. the problem here lies in the script. like many other horror films it seems like it is afraid of keeping it simple. the film feels the need to add sub plots that are really not essential for the success of the movie. the concept is already original enough and they could have easily told a decent story with some genuine atmosphere and loads of laughs. for instance the sub plot involving her friend wanting to get in touch with her own demon seems very out of place for the story they were originally trying to tell. it was as if they didn't know how to fill up the run time and came up with that idea to pad it out. while the score was also not anything truly memorable it was a good and fit the films tone very well. the lighting was also very good, a lot of glowing blues and greens that add a nice touch.

overall I would say Ava's possessions really was just average. could have been much better if the writers chose to not bog the film down with unnecessary sub plots and utilized the full potential of the original and fresh take on the exorcism genre. many more scenes of humor and horror could have graced the screen if they kept the plot simple.

the verdict: 5/10


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