Possessor

Possessor ★★★★

I guess having a knack for body horror can be passed down from your father. Possessor is Brandon Cronenberg’s vile mix of beautiful cinematography, slow burn psychological horror, and brutally realistic and assaulting violence. Sort of like The Matrix or The Cell, one can be “plugged in” and take over the body of a predetermined target - in this case, to carry out assassinations purchased by customers. Looking beyond the disturbing imagery, the film really deals with the horror of losing one’s self - losing empathy and your grasp of reality. 

I can see this being very popular among horror fans. I really see no reason why Brandon Cronenberg shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as current horror wunderkind like Ari Aster and Robert Eggers. Definitely worth checking out!

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