Sunday, 7 June 2015

Possession (1981)

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce, but suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

A feverish domestic drama turns into a surreal horror shocker with deliberately way-over-the-top performances; obviously meant as an allegory, but remains indecipherable.

Halliwell (no star): "Extraordinary horror movie pitched at a level of hysteria and, with its setting of a divided Berlin, no doubt is intended as an allegory, though of what, among the blood and gore, attitudinizing and demented performances, is anybody's guess."

Maltin*1/2: "Confusing drama of murder, horror, intrigue, though it's all attractively directed."


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