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Length: 83 mins
Director: Matthew Holness
Cast: Alun Armstrong, Sean Harris, Simon Bubb
Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. When his attempts to destroy the demonic puppet fail, Philip suspects Maurice of manipulating Possum to cause him further distress. As their relationship deteriorates, repressed memories of a traumatic childhood start to resurface. When a local child goes missing and the police suspect him of the crimes, Philip is forced to confront the nightmares of his past and discovers that the real demon lurks much closer to home.
“Possum is a serious, brooding horror, hoping to crawl under your skin and stay there.” – Empire
“Horror-tinged psychological suspenser has niche genre-audience appeal.” – The Hollywood Reporter