Since the appearance of the rather awesome trailer earlier this year, little has been heard of Scott Hansen’s promising horror The Possession Experiment. As reported by Variety however, the film has now been picked up for distribution by Momentum Pictures, with a view to releasing it before the end of the year.
Hansen directed the film from a script by himself and regular collaborator Mary Dixon, following their work together on action drama Monumental, Navy SEAL doc Until It Hurts and horror short The Feast.
The Possession Experiment stars none other than horror royalty Bill Moseley as Father Mark Campbell, alongside newcomer Chris Minor as Brandon, a university student who decides to offer himself as a vessel for demonic possession for a study into the phenomenon. Also starring are Rachel Faulkner (Hillbilly Horror Show), Eugenia Gonzales (Ithaca) and Greg Travis (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II).
A student who has always been drawn to the supernatural decides to explore the dark world of exorcisms as a topic for his final world theology class project. Teamed with three classmates, the group investigates a multiple homicide that they eventually discover was an exorcism gone horribly wrong. The student becomes obsessed with the event, and in a strange turn of events, decides the only way to research this topic is to undergo an exorcism himself.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)