Directed by Jordan Galland
Ava is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she must attend a Spirit Possessions Anonymous support group to figure out what happened. Ava's life was hijacked by a demon, now it's time to get it back.
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★★★½ review by Daniel Rodriguez on Letterboxd
What a surprise! I had little to no expectations for Ava's Possessions and it turned out to be an incredibly fun and stylish horror comedy about possession. I'm a sucker for neon lighting and synth scores, so this was straight up my alley. The plot revolves around Ava, a girl who has to deal with the aftermath of being possessed. The ending is the weakest part of it though, quite confusing and one of the least interesting ways it could have followed. It's a strong candidate for 2016's top horror list, nonetheless.
★★★★★ review by there is no howie only zuul on Letterboxd
it's lit!!!! cinematography on point. lighting CHECK! dutch angles WHATS UP?! fashion department KILL ME!! acting SORT OF!!! this movie was cute and edgy and super inspiring, it was unlike any film ive ever seen in a while and i highly recommend it for a bit of silly horror that isnt really scary. super good. watch it.
★★★½ review by Jack_Dracula on Letterboxd
Ava's Possessions is a really great example of a meta horror concept done in a completely grounded manner. Do you ever wonder what possessed girls in movies do after their exorcisms? If so, then this is a movie for you. Production values are pretty mid range, but it doesn't keep this from being a must watch for horror fans, especially if you are into possession movies. I personally have gotten pretty jaded with the possession sub-genre, but this movie does not adhere to any of the cliches that ruin these films. Three and a half demon summoning necklaces out of five.
★★★★ review by Obfuscation on Letterboxd
A neon laced, supernatural neo-noir where it takes the ideology of "idle hands are the Devil's workshop", to turn it into a new mantra: Idle souls are demons domains.
Apathetic, affluent 20-somethings seem to occupy this branch of demonic possession more than most. Lethargy within the "Millennials" as they drift through their easy going lives, dropping relationships, disconnected w/family, & not wanting to pursue further in their very sturdy careers. The possessions seem to take hold & leech off of the most dire of instincts. The next literal high in a life presented as notoriously deadpan, where if you wind up dead the next day, you may be ok w/it, b/c it didn't require any effort whatsoever.
I love how befuddling it all tends to be. True blue Noir status. Not opting for one truth, but more of an asymmetrical reality. (key in on how numerous scenes were filmed from an obtuse angle) How it can incorporate a "belief" of demons/angels, various religious tropes w/o ever diving into the subjects on a deeper level like there may actually be a Heaven or a Hell. It adapts to one wild fantasmic attribute, while not giving up its overt nihilistic outlook.
Did I predict a dame-led, neo-noir built on a world where possessions occur semi-frequently would be something I need in my life? Not at all. Sure glad this came around to open my eyes that it totally is. For the pessimist in us all, here's to joyous deception & a darker future. It may be closer than you know.
★★★★½ review by linny nowlin on Letterboxd
can you say "inspired" ? because that's what i am after watching this movie.
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