Possessor ★★★½

I’ve been eager to watch this one since word started to percolate in the horror community. And now that I’ve seen it I’m still gathering my thoughts. I thought it was good, very good, if not quite on the level of 2018’s Upgrade, an arguably similar high concept, low budget, near future, dystopian sci-fi piece of body horror. Brandon Cronenberg doesn’t quite have the nightmarish skill of Cronenberg père yet, but he clearly has some serious chops, both visual and thematic. I think where I get bogged down a bit is that as good as Chris Abbott is (and he’s very good), I wanted more Andrea Riseborough. I’m going to have to chew on this one - I think it merits a second watch.

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