The Possession Experiment (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | Horror, Thriller
84 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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The Possession Experiment Review


When a student takes on a theology project, he taps into another side that had been hidden away from him.

The Possession Experiment (2016) is an 84-minute American thriller horror film that was shot in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Director, editor, cinematographer, co-writer, actor and executive producer Scott B. Hansen (Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), Until It Hurts (2014), Monumental (2016)) took on one too many positions/jobs for this movie. Scott overworked himself in The Possession Experiment, and the result was a film with good horror effects, but unfortunately, there is nothing else worth seeing in the movie. The movie was by no means original in the least bit way and appears to be a total mess resulting in a dreadful watch. With all said, I appraise the cinematographer for giving us some of the best low budget cinematography you see. The outdoor drone aerial shots was an eye pleaser. The sound, lighting, and tense scenes were average.

The Possession Experiment revolves around college student Brandon Jensen (Chris Minor - Divine Appointment (2017), Lockwood (2016), Happily Never After (2014)) who is more than obsessed with the occult. We soon learn that Brandon’s demon possession is a familiar thing with his family. Things took a turn for the worst after Brandon was assigned a class project/experiment that leads him and partner Clay rampaging through an old abandoned mansion for clues about Brandon’s family history. Clay, (Jake Brinn - Carmelita (2017), Teachers (2017), Flushed (2016)) and Brandon did not see the ghostly apparition of a female at first but when they did see her then the real deal began.

Brandon decides to use himself as the bait for an online live streaming of demonic possession.

Chris Minor’s performance as Brandon was inconsistent most of the time with some of his scenes falling flat and other scenes were done really exceptionally well. The movie has potential, but it fell short on the writing which focused on the first thirty minutes where we see excellent special effects which should have been spaced out through the movie. The Possession Experiment was a total rip off of other movies that I will not mention (crab-walking girl blurts out profanity at two Catholic priests) and was inconsistent as secret cults and Ouija boards spills out at you without needing to.

About The Possession Experiment 2016

Title: The Possession Experiment
Year: 2016
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Starring: Bill Moseley, Greg Travis, Chris Miller, David O. Ang, Brittany Chewning, Clara Delagrange, Bradley Nnadi, Malia Diaz, Andrew Gibbons, Brandon Skees, Eddie Ledford, Hilary Drew, Dulaney Grubbs, Terry Jernigan, Bedelia Burris-McGrath, Teddy Harris, Jason Michael Tuthill, Kelsey Ruble, Jake Brinn, Ron Dressel, Alina Carson, Angelica Doughtery, Colin Tuthill, Jared Dessuit, Lee Harmon, Ricky D'Alonzo, Bridger Hodsden, Cassie Higgs, Robert Joshua James, Sheri Gill Dixon
Writers: Mary J. Dixon, Scott B. Hansen
Director: Scott B. Hansen