Possession Of Hannah Grace, The

Featured In Issue 238, April 2019

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In "The Possession Of Hannah Grace," a shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "The Killer Cast" (HD 06:31) and "An Autopsy Of Hannah" (HD 06:36), a deleted scene (HD 0:0044), Megan's Video Diary Night One (HD 0:00:50), and Megan's Video Diary Night Two (HD 0:00:44).

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally in anamorphic Hawk Scope using the Sony A7S II camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits naturalness throughout, with an overall soft focus. While close-ups reveal detail in body features, face, hair and beard features, backgrounds are out of focus, which creates more of a cinematic look. Color fidelity is excellent with warm hues, and the scenes in the morgue and its basement corridors have stainless steel and concrete walls. Fleshtones are perfectly natural. Black levels and shadows are descriptive, and lights and lighting are natural throughout. This is a good-looking movie that will definitely please fans of the genre. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is excellent, with an aggressive surround extension and a wide soundstage. Dynamics are good, with a strong, deep bass emphasis and presence. At times low fequencies extend to sub-25 Hz. Foley sound effects are good and realistic. Atmospherics enhance the terror. Sound effects are often intense and sharp, as well as directionalized. The music score delivers added bass and projects a wide soundstage aggressive surround. Dialogue is consistently intelligible with generally good spatial integration. This is a well-crafted soundtrack with moments of intensity. (Gary Reber)