Grace: The Possession (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | R | Horror, Thriller
87 minutes /

User Score: 81/100

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Grace: The Possession Review


Grace is an 18-year-old Catholic girl whose purity is overtaken by a demonic force. Will it consume her?

Grace: The Possession (2014) is an American drama thriller horror movie that was shot in POV style. Director Jeff Chan (Call of Duty: Operation Kingfish (2011), Call of Duty: Find Makarov (2011), The Apostles (2009)) did an awesome job executing this POV style movie with not much experience in the directing department. The movie contains sexual content, possession of a demon, suspense, thrills, violence, blood, religion, intense scenes and sit on the edge of your seat scenes.

The movie starts out by showing us Grace (Alexia Fast - Jack Reacher (2012)Fido (2006)) attending college and meeting her roommate on her first day. Grace is a naive, pretty, virgin freshmen that wears long flowing dresses that are outdated and pilgrimage. The movie starts within two minutes from the starting when her grandmother ( Lin Shaye) called and asked her about the bible she packed. After she prayed with her grandma, strange things start happening. She does not wear makeup and decides to borrow her roommates makeup and clothes to attend a party with her new friends. She ends up in a situation where her grandmother has to pick her up from the hospital. Her grandmother is strict and obeys her bible and the rules of her church. The movie takes an unexpected turn here that I did not see coming. She discovers more strange things happening to her body and also seeing things that actually did not happen.

I was horrified when I saw the grandma beating Grace with a belt after seeing her… (watch the movie to see). At this point in the movie, I began to wonder what is really going on with Grace and causing her to be so delusional most of the time. She is forever itching/scratching her tummy after we saw worm-like creatures moving around her belly button area. Grace is not sure why she says certain things and why she does things. Grace tries to find out what happened to her mother (Carrie Lauren - Magic Mike (2012), Fan Film Saga Part 1: Icons of Horror (2013), Impasse (2013)) and what she was like before she died because she needs to know if it is related to what is happening to her. Grace got answers that she did not like, and those answers turned her into a…

Grace: The Possession was a nice watch that I would recommend to horror fans that like POV style movies. The movie was very interesting, and I want to see it for a second time. The actors all did an amazing job with their parts, and the college scenes appear real. The music, sets, cinematography, POV style and--were all done good. I gave this movie a six because I like the storyline, but it was hard for me to grab what was really going on with her until the scenes at her home. I believe that this movie had great potential and still does if there is a remake. I enjoyed the movie, but it could have done with less black screens with a shorter time, meaning for the black screens not to last so long - maybe a second or two would have been nice.

About Grace: The Possession 2014

Title: Grace: The Possession
AKA: Grace
Year: 2014
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4/5 stars from 26 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 26
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Lin Shaye, Alan Dale, Christina Jastrzembska, Brett Dier, Janet Kidder, Anthony Konechny, John Emmet Tracy, Matthew MacCaull, Clarke Peters, Veena Sood, John Shaw, Joel David Moore, Alexia Fast, Natasha Burnett, Alexis Knapp, Michael Nunziata, Kurt Ostlund, Maxine Miller, Melissa Makeiff, Marc Senior, Daniel Arnold, Madeleine Arthur, Joshua J. Ballard, Margot Berner
Writers: Jeff Chan, Chris Pare, Peter Huang
Director: Jeff Chan