A woman will really get in your head in Possessor, the latest from writer/director Brandon Cronenberg.

She’s able to do that because she’s backed by a powerful company, one that’s invested in mind control technology that allows Tasya to take control of another person. Through these unfortunate souls she carries out lucrative hits with hardly any danger of being found out, but the procedure has started taking a toll anyway. A recent job didn’t go as planned, and all the violence and deception has begun bleeding over into Tasya’s regular life.

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It’s a dense setup with the potential to really dig into themes of identity, all of which would fit with the Cronenberg aesthetic. Granted, Brandon isn’t that Cronenberg, but from the looks of this and his previous feature, Antiviral, it seems like he’s got plenty of the same trademarks as his infamous dad.

Possessor also boasts a pretty impressive cast, with Andrea Riseborough as the troubled assassin, Christopher Abbott as the man possessed, Sean Bean her target (I assume this means he will die), and Jennifer Jason Leigh her coworker.

Intrigue surrounds this project, and for good reason. It looks to be a mind-warping horror/thriller from people who know how to pull off an unsettling film. Hopefully, they deliver.

Possessor is directed by Brandon Cronenberg and stars Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott. It will be released in the US on October 9th, 2020. For international release dates, click here.

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