Possum (2018)
July 2, 2024 2:04 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] A disgraced children's puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life. -- IMDb

Starring Sean Harris and Alun Armstrong.

I'd argue that the trailer is a bit misleading; this is a psychological horror film but it's less a white-knuckle ride than a deliberately-paced character study.

90% critic / 54% audience on Rotten Tomatoes. Available in the US on hoopla, Vudu, and Tubi, per JustWatch.
posted by johnofjack (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Directed by Matthew Holness who some might remember as dream weaver Garth Marenghi.
posted by Ashwagandha at 11:45 PM on July 2 [1 favorite]

I liked this overall, it reminded me somewhat of Clean, Shaven as an uncomfortably intimate portrait of a person struggling with some mental health issues, and I found the lead actor to be pretty magnetic. I had some trouble with the pacing, though, and by the (abrupt) ending I was wondering whether this story mightn't be better served by a short film. I'm ok with slow movies, but I like to feel that the slowness is doing something, and I didn't always get that sense here.
posted by whir at 6:57 PM on July 6 [1 favorite]

dream weaver Garth Marenghi

Plus actor!
posted by whir at 7:01 PM on July 6

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