The Possession Experiment (2016) Movie Review

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The Possession Experiment (2016)

2016 | R | Horror, Thriller
84 minutes / 1h 24min

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The Possession Experiment Plot Synopsis:

Brandon Jensen has always loved horror. So when he has the chance to study exorcisms, he decides he is going to go all out. He starts a fund raising online campaign that goes viral overnight. With the help of two people he meets along his way, Brandon shows the whole world The Possession Experiment.

The Possession Experiment (2016) Review

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.

  • The Possession Experiment Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 3.39
  • IMDB: 3.6

About The Possession Experiment 2016

Title: The Possession Experiment
Year: 2016
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer: Score: 1.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.7/5 stars from 576 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 576 MPAA Rating: R
The Possession Experiment Cast Starring: Bill Moseley, Greg Travis, Chris Miller, David O. Ang, Kelsey Ruble, Jake Brinn, Ron Dressel, Alina Carson, Teddy Harris, Jason Michael Tuthill, Jared Dessuit, Lee Harmon, Ricky D'Alonzo, Bridger Hodsden, Angelica Doughtery, Colin Tuthill, Todd Grubbs, Sheri Gill Dixon, Pamela Myers, Maryfrances Jerez, Cassie Higgs, Robert Joshua James, Angelo Reyes, Mike Zeigler, Aubry Dawson, Barry Wessells, Lisa Wu, Mark Joy, Nicky Jasper, Joel Nathan King
The Possession Experiment Writers: Mary J. Dixon, Scott B. Hansen
The Possession Experiment Director: Scott B. Hansen
Production: Digital Thunderdome
Language: English
Country: USA