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 (29) | Top Critics (4)

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
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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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It is deadly serious, but carries with it an echo or ghost of how this same material could have been played as ironic black comedy.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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…

It's almost too creepy and unnerving for its own good.

Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In taking his inspiration from Jimmy Savile, Holness has placed at the centre of his film the sort of bogeyman who could give even Michael Myers nightmares.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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