‘Possession’ First Look: Embrace Your Inner Evil

Yard sales are harmless. Normally, anyway. When you’re at a yard sale that just so happens to include an antique wooden box containing a horrible evil spirit, that’s when you’re in trouble. And that kind of trouble is most certainly brewing for young Em, seen below in your very first look at the new horror movie “Possession.”

The above photo, part of our Summer Movie Preview week, is our first and best look yet at “Possession,” the August-debuting thriller from producer Sam Raimi and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. Based on a true story, “Possession” tells the tale of the Brenek family: father Clyde, mother Stephanie, and daughter Em. When Em purchases an ancient box at a nearby yard sale, she becomes obsessed with her new artifact, and with good reason — lurking inside is a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Not pretty.

“Possession” hits theaters on August 31, 2012.