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Cast: Jemima Kirke, Louisa Krause
Ava Dobkins (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene) 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.
"Ava's Possessions" takes the possessed genre and flips it on its head. As the film opens Ava is being exorcised by a priest, afterwards he tells her that she was possessed by a demon but her troubles are not over yet. She has a choice, either go to jail for the things she did to others or attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group where they help you confront the demon and defeat it. Ava decides that attending the group would be better since she is still having strange visions and hearing things associated with the demon who wants back it. She doesn't remember anything that happened during her possession but when her friends want nothing to do with her and other random people stop her on the street complaining about her attacking them she decides to look into what really happened by hunting down various people who might have seen what she did.
This is an original, clever and well-written take on the demonic possession genre. Credit goes out to Writer/Director, Jordan Galland for coming up with a smart and fresh take on it all. Instead being a film abut what happened before and up to the possession the film instead focuses on the after math of it all and what consequence’s Ava faces. "Ava's Possessions" is full of mystery as Ava attempts to find out what happened and we the audience are intrigued as well as we wait to find out more. The film is also very funny as well and it is so witty I found myself laughing out loud several times during the movie.
The film is not really scary but that is not it's intention, it is meant to be more a parody and it succeeds very well at doing so. I was engaged the entire time and I enjoyed every second of the film and its many characters that were involved. Speaking of characters, the cast did a fantastic job playing their characters. The entire cast was amazing but a few stand-out performances to me were, William Sadler as Ava's Father, Carol Kane and Louisa Krause who was incredible as Ava. Some of the characters were over the top but the cast played them with a straight face which made the film that much more entertaining and funny.
I had a blast watching this and I highly recommend it to all fans of horror and comedy. The film is in Theaters and on VOD now so be sure to check it out.
Released by Momentum Pictures
**** Out Of *****