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'Possession' puts dybbuk back on film

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 12:00 am

The dybbuk, an evil possessing spirit in Jewish culture and folklore, has seen some screen time in recent years: 2009's poorly reviewed "The Unborn" is about a teenager haunted by the spirit of a young Auschwitz victim, while Joel and Ethan Coen's outstanding "A Serious Man," released in the same year, opens with an unsettling tale about a Polish Jewish couple who may have invited a dybbuk into their home.

"The Possession," released today (Friday, Aug. 31) by Lionsgate, is the latest use of the dybbuk in film, and a pretty creepy one at that.

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