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Ava's Possessions (2015)

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A young woman recovers from a demonic possession.

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Jordan Galland

Writer:

Jordan Galland
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louisa Krause ... Ava
Whitney Able ... Jillian
Deborah Rush ... Joanna
William Sadler ... Bernard
Zachary Booth ... Roger
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Ben Branson
Wass Stevens ... Tony
Annabelle Dexter-Jones ... Hazel
Geneva Carr ... Darlene
Dan Fogler ... J.J. Samson
John Ventimiglia ... Father Merrino
Joel de la Fuente ... Escobar
Alysia Reiner ... Noelle
Carol Kane ... Talia
Jemima Kirke ... Ivy
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Storyline

Ava Dobkins is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out where the huge bloodstain in her apartment came from, she's plagued by nightmarish visions - the demon is trying to come back. Written by Momentum Pictures

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She can handle her spirits. See more »


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Rated R for language, some sexual content and bloody images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie playing at around 55 minutes is Alice, Sweet Alice (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Ava is in her apartment with Ben she gets a phone call. The phones screen shows the time as 1:10 PM. However, this scene is clearly established to be taking place at night. See more »

Quotes

Noelle: You really don't remember anything?
Ava: No. I was possessed... by a demon.
Noelle: Holy fuck. Is that contagious?
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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You can't keep a bad demon down.
19 April 2020 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Oops, I said the d-word. The golden rule of spirit possession anonymous is never ever use that word. Yes, you read it right.

Ever wonder how someone gets their life back on track after a hellish possession? This novel approach turns upside down the well-worn formula of recent horror involving satanic possession. It's basically a peculiar, playful and dry comedy-horror looking at the aftermath of an exorcism and how one goes about trying to piece everything back together again. As you know, it's hard to remember what you did on a night out on the town when drunk, let alone under possession for over a month. Maybe you don't want to know. Not Ava. It's part of the therapy to expose those repressed memories. Meaning good times ahead.

The narrative is not so basic, due the various sub-plots and characters leading onto a mysterious, if intricate path. I actually preferred it when it was focusing on the actual metaphoric therapy classes than Ava trying to uncover what her family is hiding from her. The self-aware humour running throughout is consistent, if quite low-key and a touch morbid in delivery. Although I probably wished it had pushed the boundaries a little more on that front. Sometimes it just lacked a bit of punch with it being cute.

There's a real haze to the scummy atmosphere consisting of vibrant neon lighting, a hip synth soundtrack and impulsive acts of bitter violence. The tailored performances are spot on with Louisa Krause's stolid turn as Ava.

Also great to see the 1976 horror "Alice, Sweet Alice" get a little plug on the TV.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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