MOVIE PICK: Exorcism horror film "The Possession of Hannah Grace" joins box office battle
FLINT-- It's slim pickings when it comes to new movies this weekend. This would be a good time to catch up on anything you've wanted to see but just haven't had a chance to check out.
You do have one new film entering the weekly box office battle. "The Possession of Hannah Grace" is a horror film about a shocking exorcism that spirals out of control, killing a young woman. Months later, morgue worker Megan Reed takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver while on the graveyard shift. When she begins having horrifying visions, she believes the body is demonically possessed.
I was all set to recommend you not waste your time but, the trailer piqued my interest.
The question is, is the movie really that good or is the trailer exactly what it's supposed to be-- great marketing?
If you're looking to catch up on films, I suggest you consider any of the following:
"Creed II" opened last weekend, finishing second behind "Ralph Breaks the Internet." The second "Creed" film is an emotional story with a strong family theme, particularly about fathers and sons. It's quite good, in my humble opinion.
If you want to see a good action thriller, "Widows" is worth checking out. Oscar winner Viola Davis leads the cast here as four women team up to pull off a major heist in a story that includes intriguing twists and turns.
If you've been on the fence about seeing "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," I can recommend this film, too. It's visually great and the story-- while a bit scattered at times-- is pretty good with some very obvious ties to the Harry Potter world which will makes sense to fans of that series.
Finally, if you want to take the kids to see something, "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" is quite enjoyable. It's funny and fun with a great message weaved in. Plus, it's a holiday film so it's perfect for the season!
I also liked "Overlord." Intensely creepy with an engaging plot.
In terms of ticket sales, Box Office Pro predicts another win for "Ralph Breaks the Internet" with "The Grinch" taking second place and "Creed II" finishing a close third.