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The Possession of Hannah Grace – Slightly different from the norm

Synopsis: When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.

I will admit, demonic possession, the supernatural, and most things horror are well up my alley, and given I am well versed in the ‘standard’ of such films, involving exorcism, I do have to say, The Possession of Hannah Grace, had some nice surprises. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the opening scene, where Hannah is still alive, bound to a bed as two priests try to expel her demon and it goes horribly wrong. It’s beautifully done, with a near breath-taking set layout. It’s more artistic, and reminded me of some of Anne Stokes darker art. I was impressed.

Starring, Shay Mitchel as Megan Reed, this film does take a more modern day twist and is well past the classic, priest vs demon, possession storyline and I do need to say that although at points, Shay Mitchel’s acting seems a little dead, she does do an amazing job, in the horror scenes and the actress Kirby Johnson, really shines as Hannah Grace. At points, she is terrifying, and I love it!

The colour grading and flow of this film, is good and hits it mark, making the viewer feel uneasy and off. The special effects and commitment to detail, really make this film shine and I will watch it again at some point. On the scale of horror however, for me, it did lack a little and the storyline at points did drag. The Possession of Hannah Grace, would be a good introduction to demonic / possession based horror for those looking to explore and start off more to the mild end.

Overall, I did enjoy this film and I would recommend, if you are into this form of horror, you watch it at least once. Trailer courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Review was written by Sam Hain Winchester and is her honest view.

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