Video Interview: Jeffrey Dean Morgan on ‘The Possession’ and ‘Before Watchmen’ Prequel

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:09 am,

The Possession, the  latest horror offering from producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead and the upcoming Oz the Great and Powerful) and director Ole Borendal (Nightwatch), opened in theaters this weekend.

The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a recently single father struggling to balance the demands of his career and raising his daughters in the midst of a divorce. When a mysterious box purchased at a garage sale starts to dramatically affect his youngest girl, Em (Natasha Calis), he must refocus his energies on saving her very soul.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Calis and Morgan to talk about the film recently. While the younger star was a bit shy during our time with her, we can assure you that she is a fearless talent (as indicated in our review of The Possession).

In addition to saying that he loves Screen Rant, Morgan jokingly instructed that we say nice things about him. We discussed his relationship with Calis as well as what inspired him to take on the horror genre (despite some of his reservations). Finally, we touched on whether or not he’d return as The Comedian were there to be a cinematic adaptation of the Before Watchmen prequels.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Possession Video Interview: Jeffrey Dean Morgan on The Possession and Before Watchmen Prequel

Film Synopsis:

Based on a true story, “The Possession” is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.

Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Watchmen”) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”), “The Possession” is directed by Ole Bornedal (“Nightwatch”), written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi.


Look for The Possession in theaters now.

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  1. “If Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons were on board I would be there in a second”. Spoken like a true fan. I would LOVE a ‘Watchmen’ prequel, the new books are so badass!

    • Are they any good? I haven’t looked u to them yet. I was offended that they would go ahead without Moores blessing or involvement

      • What I’ve read so far is pretty okay, but unfortunately “okay” is not really enough to commercially resurrect such a legacy-heavy franchise, and certainly not enough given the talent attached to these new books… That said, they have good moments, though more in the art than in the writing.

        • The franchise didn’t need resurrecting if you look at the reason DC won’t give Moore back the rights and the publicity the movie generated. The prequels are parasitism on a healthy host. Gibbons has distanced himself from the new books. Snyder’s track record isn’t great. Morgan must have fun being the Clown.