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), opens in theaters this weekend.

In the film, Kyra Sedgwick plays a mother who is forced to confront her own skepticism as her daughter is overcome by a malicious spirit that is housed in an old wooden box purchased at a garage sale.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Sedgwick recently to talk about the appeal of horror, the recent uptick in possession/exorcism tales in particular and the very creepy abandoned hospital that they shot the final, climactic scene in.

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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