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Get a serious case of the creeps when “POSSUM” hits DVD

Friday, January 11, 2019 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Take an acclaimed trip into a damaged mind when the psychological chiller POSSUM arrives on disc next month. Read on for the info, cover art and trailer.

Dark Sky Films releases the POSSUM DVD February 12. Praised by numerous critics (including ours), POSSUM was written and directed by Matthew Holness (GARTH MARENGHI’S DARKPLACE) and stars Sean Harris (DELIVER US FROM EVIL), Alun Armstrong and Simon Bubb. The synopsis: “Philip [Harris], a disgraced children’s puppeteer, returns to his dilapidated childhood home and lecherous stepfather, Maurice [Armstrong]. Philip is intent on destroying ‘Possum,’ a hideously malformed spider-puppet he carries with him in a brown leather case. Unfortunately, and horrifically, Possum refuses to be abandoned. Philip’s mind is flooded with painful half-memories and nightmarish visions, and when he finds himself embroiled in a local investigation surrounding a missing boy, he grows progressively unsure of what’s real and what’s not. All the while, Possum seems to mock his suffering at every turn.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.