Possum (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Unsettling and absorbing in equal measure, Possum presents a dark character study rich with rewards for fans of chilling genre fare.

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A disgraced children's puppeteer must confront his sinister stepfather and a hideous puppet he keeps hidden in a brown leather bag in order to escape the dark horrors of his past.

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Cast

Simon Bubb
as Mr. Evans
Andy Blithe
as Michaels Father
Pamela Cook
as Mother in Park
Ryan Enever
as Michaels Uncle
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

Holness firmly captures the feel of '70s British horror -- the oppressively close atmosphere is so powerful, you can almost smell the damp.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

The film has a striking aesthetic and atmospheric assurance that takes a particular British miserabilism into near-abstract terrain, not unlike Cronenberg's vaguely similar (if more rigorously plotted) "Spider."

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
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Possum ultimately has to stand or fall on its own merits, and at heart is a serious and dark journey into the labyrinths of cruelty and abuse.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite all it has going for it, the movie's undercooked plot and dialogue keep it from breaking out of its trauma.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It slowly builds tension to a disturbing denouement.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Possum is an impressively chilling debut from Holness and credit must go to the director for taking a risk on a darker affair.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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