Got a cool $28 million to spare? You could be living in Joan Rivers’ swanky upper East Side apartment — but you may have to clear out some ghosts first.
Poland. It’s one of Europe’s most devoutly Catholic nations. And now, it’s becoming the first nation to launch a magazine all about chasing out the devil. Roman Catholic priests say they have created the world’s first monthly exorcism magazine to meet the demand of a growing population of Poles that are turning to demonology. 15 years ago, there were reportedly only 4 exorcists. Today, there are over 120 priests helping chase evil spirits away from people by using prayers that were approved by Pope John Paul II in 1999. The 62-page first issue called “New Age — the spiritual vacuum cleaner” has just hit news newsstands and is selling for about USD 3 per copy.
Probably this summer’s biggest demon/exorcism movie…”The Possession” takes a new angle through the Jewish DIBBUK phenomenon, featuring the rapper Matisyahu. A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com WEBSITE: thepossessionmovie.com Coming to theatres on August 31, 2012 Starring: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Jay Brazeau, Madison Davenport, Matisyahu
DOWNRIGHT CREEPY: www.downrightcreepy.com Brave souls have a chance to learn more about the Dibbuk that inspired Sam Raimi’s THE POSSESSION in an eerie new documentary featurette Watch Matisyahu and other Jewish mysticism experts discuss these malevolent wandering spirits. Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Natasha Calis (The Firm) and Matisyahu (“The Hasidic Reggae Superstar”), produced by master of horror Sam Raimi and directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch). Be sure to catch THE POSSESSION in theaters everywhere August 31, 2012! 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 & Stiles White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Rob Tapert and JR Young. Presented by Lionsgate and …
On the new record by the Israeli quintet Fogel and the Sheriffs, Jesus packs a gun, the Pope is a woman, and the Second Coming occurs in the bedroom. One song calls the Holocaust a “soiree”; another orders a Muslim woman to “put on a burka, baby” to hide her body, from her head to her clitoris. Long before the album’s final song declares, “I was crucified inside my mama’s womb,” the point is clear: nothing is too sacred to satire.
A movie combining a sexual fetish with elements of Jewish folklore and Israeli foreign policy has won a prize at one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.