Voodoo Possession

2014

Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery

59
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 9%
IMDb Rating 2.6 10 674

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August 24, 2014 at 04:16 AM

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Cast

Treva Etienne as Jean Drouillard
Sloane Morgan Siegel as Young Aiden
Danny Trejo as Billy Kross
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705.43 MB
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English 2.0
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25.000 fps
1 hr 34 min
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English 2.0
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1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 2 / 10

An un-scary and un-thrilling Voodoo Possession

'A Voodoo Possession' had a somewhat interesting idea, though not one that blew me away and as said already voodoo is not something usually watched by me. Danny Trejo also had me interested, one doesn't see him in good projects often but he tends to be one of their least bad aspects. Expectations were not exactly high but it was not as if it was watched with the want of it being bad.

My attention was sort of grabbed by the opening scene, which was the most unsettling 'A Voodoo Possession' got. The best thing about the film is the set, which does have an atmospheric creepiness that deserved better film. Like as was said in my recent review for 'The Cloth', also featuring Trejo, 'A Voodoo Possession' otherwise manages to be a complete mess at the end of the day. It wastes everything that the film was seen for in the first place, and ruins a not bad premise with execution that describing it as sub-par is being far too kind.

What few slightly competent effects 'A Voodoo Possession' has is eclipsed completely by the pretty abysmal standard of the rest for a vast majority of the film. The acting also could have been worse, but that is not to see it was great or note-worthy because that's not the case. Most don't seem comfortable and look inexperienced. Trejo himself is not enough to save things, he is not in it anywhere near enough, his role and scenes don't contribute majorly and he tends to try too hard.

In fairness, a lot works against them. The dialogue does make one cringe, with a lot of cheese, intentional and unintentional, is incredibly awkward and there is an equal amount of nauseatingly cloying and over-sentimental melodrama. The characters have very little development and not enough personality to make one relate, some behave like idiots and make decisions one gets frustrated with them with.

For a film about voodoo and possessions, 'A Voodoo Possession' offers nothing new. Even worse is that it's often incoherent, with such aimless and all-over-the-place and sprawling plotting, and then it's too obvious to be scary, too dull to be tense or suspenseful, too cheesy to be fun and too ridiculous to be thrilling. None of those positive attributes are present at any thing and all the negative attributes are plastered all over.

Visually, 'A Voodoo Possession' is chaotic and drab apart from the set, and the music and sound generate no atmosphere let alone suspense, being over-bearing instead.

Overall, a couple of good points but a complete mess on the whole. 2/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by nogodnomasters 1 / 10

BONJOUR

The film opens with mom (Nancy La Scala) apparently being involved in some kind of voodoo as she kills herself to protect her sons Cody (David Thomas Jenkins) and Aiden (Ryan Caltagirone), the latter of which witnesses the event. We then flash forward to the future where Cody is a mental hospital doctor who has gone missing in Haiti. Aiden and Bree, (Kerry Knuppe) his news reporter girlfriend take off to Haiti to investigate his disappearance.

While in Haiti they cross over into the whatever and must face demons from their past at which point I had to ask, "Why did they go there?" They turned what was a poorly acted and written film into one that wasn't worth watching all together. Most of the filming was done inside a building. Trejo plays Kross the assistant who literally read his lines. Ryan Caltagirone has done better.

The film doesn't need to be in your Danny Trejo collection. It doesn't pass the smell test.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.

Reviewed by Nigel P 2 / 10

Spoilers follow ...

One thing worse than being a patient in an understaffed, dilapidated mental hospital in Haiti is to be visited by a group of quick-talking, squabbling young hacks determined to uncover the institution's secrets whilst dishonoring local beliefs, moaning about the lack of a Starbucks, and shoving their cameras into patients' faces.

Hunky main man Aiden (Ryan Caltagirone) has also come here to search for his brother, and is alarmed to find the place possessed by some demonic force. Hence the film's title. Splendid-faced Danny Trejo, who is perhaps best known for his appearances in three 'From Dusk Till Dawn' films (as well as a plethora of others) appears briefly as Billy Cross. Other characters are sadly so flat that they barely register.

We have to trust that the asylum is in Haiti, as everything occurs indoors and the simple sets betray the low budget on offer. "I'm having trouble processing all this crazy s***," fey Duane Dubois (Abe Spigner) remonstrates at one stage, which gives you some idea of the level of erudition on display here – but he has a point. The story, other than an asylum possessed, is a jumble and so flat are the scares (although the climactic effects occasionally ascend to the impressive) that the effort required to work out what exactly is going on doesn't seem worth it. Even the music score (usually a dependable way of enhancing mood) is underwhelming, all but disappearing at moments of tension.

Ultimately, this emerges as yet another badly made unengaging horror attempt with screaming passing off as emoting (with Caltagirone the main culprit): daytime soap opera drama interspersed with wailings of demonic forces. The 'touching' ending featuring ('SPOILER') the two reunited brothers sobbing and telling each other how much they love each other is particularly nauseating. Why would a supposed powerful spirit spend so much time concerning itself with this bunch of shallow show-offs is anyone's guess.

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