Modern horror movies are in such a bad way right now, to make a good one you have to fall into one of two basic categories. The first and rarer is to make a horror film with an actual original idea such as Saw or Final Destination. The second is to take a genre staple and either improve it or put a new spin on it like Scream or 28 Days Later. The Possession tries to fall in the latter category. The idea of a young girl being possessed and it being ‘based on a true story’ have been absolutely done to death and this film brings nothing new to the table. It is however well written, well acted and genuinely frightening in places. Due to its complete lack of originality there is practically nothing they could do to get it above a 7 in my book so it has to go down as a success.