When I first saw this poster the first movie that came to mind was The Exorcist. That iconic film poster features Max Von Sydow standing at the gate of the MacNeil house under a glowing street lamp. In The Possession one sheet it features the character Em (from the synopsis I am assuming she is the possessed) standing under a similar glowing street lamp.
From the press release:
Synopsis: Based on a true story, The Possession is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.
Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), The Possession is directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch), written by Juliet Snowden & Stile. s White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Rob Tapert and J.R. Young. Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures present.
For reference here is the one sheet for The Exorcist.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Let’s just hope the filmmakers flatter us with a good horror movie.
The Possession hits theaters August 31st.