November 12, 2014 Grace: The Possession (Movie Review)
Grace: The Possession is the latest Horror movie to be released on October 21st by Automatic Entertainment and Colony Pictures. Written and directed by Jeff Chan, Grace: The Possession was filmed in a number of different ways to tell the story of Grace. Grace is a troubled girl, and with events at college, Helen insists she receive counselling from the church from Father John (Alan Dale- Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014, Dominion 2014), and Deacon Luke (Joel David Moore: Forever 2014, Killing Winston Jones 2014), who seem to be more than meets the eye.
Grace (Alexia Fast: The Captive 2014, Manhattan 2014) is no ordinary girl; losing her mother during her birth and being raised by a religious zealot of a grandmother, Helen (Lin Shaye: Sick People 2014). Helen keeps a light leash on Grace, convinced that she will fall like her mother Mary (Alexia Fast) before her. Reluctantly, she allows Grace to attend college, and this does open Grace’s eyes to the world outside the Church, and temptation and sin are thrust upon her. When Grace starts seeing strange and frightening visions, and after talking to a Doctor, Grace is concerned she is going crazy like her mother. Her Grandmother is convinced it is because she is straying from the Lord and brings her back home. This is when things start getting really crazy. Grace’s visions become more intense and it seems there is much more to her mothers life and death than her Grandmother is letting on. Grace’s nightmares start becoming more intense and she is compelled to investigate her Mother’s death, believing that she is haunting her.
With a few well known Actors, and a somewhat interesting story-line, Grace: The Possession should have been a really good movie. However, the point of view switches from third person, to second person, and finally first person rather quickly, and it is very jarring for the viewer. The movie takes an unexpected turn halfway through, and then again near the end, and unfortunately it does not make much sense. The viewer may find that the movie is hard to follow and there are parts that do not fit with the rest of the story. The end is a surprising twist, though there are undeniable holes. There is some blood and gore, though it might not be enough for most Horror movie fans. CrypticRock gives Grace: The Possession 1 out of 5 stars.