Possum Reviews

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June 5, 2019
A quietly nasty gem that'll make you re-think British horror altogether.
May 19, 2019
Possum manages to not only push boundaries with its nightmarish imagery, but also find the right narrative journey to justify those scares.
April 28, 2019
Holness conjures a disturbing view of what child abuse does to an adult later in life, mixing British kitchen sink realism with surreal dark fantasy.
April 15, 2019
An ambitiously unpleasant and gorgeously stark film shot on 35mm.
April 15, 2019
Chilling genre fare that crawls its way beneath your skin like dirt under badly-bitten fingernails.
March 5, 2019
Possum is not particularly scary, but its portrait of a ruined life and horror of psychological trauma will haunt viewers well after the cut to black.
March 4, 2019
The monster here is all too real, and Possumexpertly works through it, leaving behind a ghostly memory of a tragic story beautifully told.
February 11, 2019
It's almost too creepy and unnerving for its own good.
January 26, 2019
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.
December 11, 2018
Unsettling niche British horror film.
November 21, 2018
Once again, I'll state how surprising this film is when you consider who made it, but I think that fact makes it all the more excellent.
November 8, 2018
Despite all it has going for it, the movie's undercooked plot and dialogue keep it from breaking out of its trauma.
November 2, 2018
Holness firmly captures the feel of '70s British horror -- the oppressively close atmosphere is so powerful, you can almost smell the damp.
November 2, 2018
It slowly builds tension to a disturbing denouement.
November 2, 2018
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."
November 1, 2018
Possum is an impressively chilling debut from Holness and credit must go to the director for taking a risk on a darker affair.
October 31, 2018
It's a bleak but absorbing trip as we creep into the depths of Philip's sad, broken mind.
October 29, 2018
If David Lynch's Eraserhead were transported to bleakest Norfolk, you might end up with something as uncomfortable to watch as Possum.
October 29, 2018
Inspired by his Holness' research into the uncanny, it's a bleak and desolate horror which contains flashes of Cronenberg and traces of macabre early silent films.
October 28, 2018
In the end, there's little payoff for all the repetitive series of evocative visions and mute stares.
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