The Atticus Institute (2013) is a new possession movie that is based on the only ever government-confirmed case of possession. The government seized control of a small Pennsylvania facility under the pretense of national security by the US military. I am really liking the synopsis and I hope that director Chris Sparling with the producer (Peter Safran) of The Conjuring can deliver. The horror film is in the historical horror genre according to SND M6 Group and is currently in post production status according to their site. Starring in William Mapother, Rob Kerkovich and Anne Betancourt.
During the late 1970s, hundreds of cases of psi-related phenomena - E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. - were studied at The Atticus Institute, a small psychology lab founded by Dr. Henry West. After publishing numerous journal articles highlighting the promising results of their work, Dr. West and his fellow researchers were introduced to an unusual middle-age woman named Judith Winstead, whose supernatural abilities tested far beyond any subject they had ever before witnessed. However, it soon became clear that Judith’s abilities were different in ways they could never have anticipated. Upon learning of Judith, officials from the U.S. Department of Defense were dispatched to The Atticus Institute to observe her, wherein they determined, after strict scientific study, that her physical body was under the control of an unknown malevolent force, thus granting her enormous and nearly unlimited power. This was, and to this day remains, the only government-confirmed case of possession.
Directed by Chris Sparling
Official Synopsis: In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.
Cast: William Mapother, James Paradise, Ivar Brogger, Larry Moran, John Rubinstein, Anne Betancourt, Lawrence Moran, Karen E. Wright, Julian Acosta, Michael…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama