In the vein of classic slashers like the “Evil Dead” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” series, award winning director Ralf Kemper presents “Possession”.
Deep in the woods, friends Damien (Gerrit Reineke), Jane (Corinna Hartmann), Quantal (Sonja Heer), Ivi (Eva Balkenhol), and Paul (Roman Nitz) discover a long-abandoned bunker with a dark secret and a strange man inside. Feeling uneasy, it dawns on the group that this trip has changed them forever, and not for the better. It is only after the group leaves that they realize that the bunker was home to a demon that is now hell-bent on possessing each one of them to find the perfect host.
As the group of friends are gruesomely picked off one by one, it becomes apparent that only the strongest will survive.
Ralf Kemper’s “Possession” is a clear homage to the campy, supernatural slasher genre that ruled the box office in the ‘80s. The usage of quintessential horror tropes like the spooky abandoned building, a vengeful paranormal entity, and ‘death by sex’. Clocking in at just under an hour and a half, this movie is full to the brim with blood and guts.
While “Possession” may feel like a familiar tale, writer and director Ralf Kemper adds his own twists and turns that make the movie feel fresh while still demonstrating a great love to the film’s slasher forefathers.