The Possession script
Synopsis: he Possession is a 2012 American supernatural horror film directed by Ole Bornedal and produced by Sam Raimi. It was released in the US on August 31, 2012, with the film premiering at the Film4 FrightFest. The story is based on the allegedly haunted dybbuk box. Bornedal cited films like The Exorcist as an inspiration, praising their subtlety.

BACK TO SCENE:

TEACHER:

... Poet, philosopher, naturalist,

statesman, Randolph Henry Ash was

one of our most eminent literary

heroes...

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

4.

CONTINUED:

TEACHER (CONT'D)

... whose famous love poems to his

wife Ellen are among the most

glorious jewels of our literary

heritage. From the Victorian age,

only Browning and Tennyson --.

(to unruly kids)

Pay attention, Kylie --.

Who stare amusedly at Roland's nerdy appearance, cycling

helmet still on. He slips unnoticed down a side stair-well,

entering -

INT. BRITISH MUSEUM BASEMENT - ASH FACTORY - DAY

Through a door marked, "Ash Institute: Director Professor

James Blackadder." This is the "Ash Factory": A basement

of corridors, in institutional grot. Strip lighting,

peeling paint-work.

PAOLA, a fifty-something secretary with moth-like glasses,

glances up at Roland.

PAOLA:

'Morning, Roland. Blackadder's in a

panic. Mortimer Cropper has landed.

ROLAND:

Oh, God. Did Blackadder finish my

reference? I asked him weeks ago.

PAOLA:

I reminded him. But you know what

he's like when Cropper's in town.

ROLAND:

I must talk to Blackadder. He knows

since he gave that job to Fergus...

PAOLA:

Accident?

Notices his ruined trousers, on her way to the photocopier.

ROLAND:

(hadn't noticed before)

Oh... my bicycle, I suppose.

(CONTINUED)

5.

CONTINUED:

Roland puts down his panniers, squeezes past Paola into the

pantry. He flicks on the kettle. Looks for his coffee mug.

ROLAND:

... Who's been using my mug?

As he unscrews the coffee jar, waiting for the kettle to

boil, he turns to see at the door, a grey-haired woman,

staring at him.

BEATRICE:

If you have a minute, Roland...

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Juliet Snowden

Juliet Snowden is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer, best known for writing Knowing and Ouija. She is also known for co-writing screenplays with her husband Stiles White. more…

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