Possessor ★★★½

Hooptober 30/31

Obsession with violence, sex, body horror, the fusion of mind and machine, yeah the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. At first, it felt so derivative of the father's work, all the way down to the cold approach to characters and even the score, that I couldn't get into it. But as the more contemporary experimental slow-burn vibe starts to kick in as well as the excellent cinematography I began see the directors own distinct style and could judge it based on its own merits. Again like his father, Brandon likes to push the envelope through more visceral means, be it by hanging on relentless but grounded gore or flashing montages of mind-altering visuals. The cast is has some recognizable and welcome faces, I audibly gasped when Sean Bean showed up and cheered when he inevitably does what he does best lol. Cronenberg Jr. still has some growing to do but is on his way to finding his voice. Possessor cemented him in my eyes as one to watch out for.

Would recommend.

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