Actor John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) returns to the horror genre in The Possessed, a new practical effects-driven horror movie from writer and director Chris Sun (Boar)—and we’ve got some first-look images to share with you!
Inspired by actual events, the film follows Jacob Chandler (Jarratt), an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift. Jacob is an accidental exorcist and, along with his nephew Liam, he has forged a career clearing demons from the bodies of clients. But something has changed of late: demonic possessions are on the rise, and in order to keep those he loves safe from the wrath of unspeakable evil, Jacob must fight for them to survive.
After meeting Liam’s new girlfriend, Atalie, Jacob recognises something in her dark, broken gaze: she too can see the damned. He never expected to meet anyone else like himself, nor did he anticipate needing her help. When summoned to a hauntingly beautiful homestead with a tragic past, Jacob must call upon all his experience—and Atalie’s untrained powers—to uncover the layers of demonic deception at play. Death is here, and it will do anything to be free…
In addition to Jarratt, The Possessed stars a host of Aussie talent, including Lincoln Lewis, Angie Kent, Lauren Grimson, Melissa Tkautz, Simone Buchanan, and Jade Kevin Foster.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)