Grace: The Possession
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2014 | 15 | DVD
Grace ( Alexia
Fast) is a sheltered teenage girl whose religious upbringing makes for one hell of a culture shock when she gets to university. Especially since Grace is possessed by a demon.
It’s a clichéd premise, but director Jeff Chan does have one trick up his sleeve: the film is shot in the first person, the story told through Grace’s increasingly unreliable POV.
There’s scope for a really original take on old tropes, but instead, the quirky conceit is just a crutch propping up a dull ( and occasionally offensive) story. There are too many mirror scares, and every authority figure in the movie is moronic beyond belief. Poor Lin Shaye brings her best crazy face as Grace’s strict grandmother, but she’s wasting her time trying to make this fun.
None. Sarah Dobbs