Possum Reviews

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October 28, 2018
In the end, there's little payoff for all the repetitive series of evocative visions and mute stares.
October 27, 2018
Propelled by a limitless feeling of dread, Holness' film blurs the lines between nightmare and reality to conjure what is a deeply unsettling experience.
October 26, 2018
The film is scary and intriguing in equal measure, with subtle elements of homage to 1970s horrors.
October 25, 2018
Flawed but skin-crawling feature from Matthew Holness.
October 25, 2018
Not an easy film to like by design, but formally impressive nonetheless.
October 24, 2018
Holness makes his debut behind the camera in expertly clammy style.
October 24, 2018
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.
October 22, 2018
While Possum's resolution is a little disappointing -- rendering text a plot development that could easily have been left ambiguous -- it does little to dampen or dismantle the dread that's come before it.
October 22, 2018
A disturbing, curiously beautiful British horror exercise. Recommended, but with a warning: next time you wake up in the middle of the night, you'll find Possum at the end of the bed.
October 22, 2018
With Possum, Holness has constructed a dark and twisted contemporary fairytale, designed to confront the impact of neglect and abuse.
October 22, 2018
Possum is all demented nightmare fuel filtered through mental instability and emotional repression. Its business is 'chill', impure and simple.
October 18, 2018
Harris' work as Philip is nothing short of incredible. All of his body language with the bag that contains "possum" is hypnotizing.
September 4, 2018
Possum excels in ways some horror doesn't. It strikes the nerve between horror and emotion, between wanting to cry and wanting to scream.
August 29, 2018
It's definitely creepy, and often very yucky, but it's far too pretentious to be scary.
July 11, 2018
Even though it's all build-up and little in the way of scary pay-off, the film still works to a certain extent, just not as a traditional horror.
July 9, 2018
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.
July 6, 2018
Holness' film - which also has an old school element in being a rare modern horror shot on 35mm - never feels derivative, and part of its slow burn terror is just how dangerously unpredictable the whole thing feels.
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