Cinephile with Mark Borchardt: Possessor

The director of Coven continues his quickfire film-review series by turning his attention to Brandon Cronenberg's unsettling new horror movie.

Brandon Cronenberg’s second film, Possessor, is a visually sleek, psychologically unnerving portrait of a murderous enterprise that stars Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott. It’s a worthy inheritor of the elder Cronenberg’s sensibilities and eXistenZ alumni Jennifer Jason Leigh makes a return to form here. It’s not for the weak of heart but assuredly for the cautiously curious. “Long live the new flesh,” for sure.

Mark Borchardt is a filmmaker and playwright living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some of his films include Coven, The Dundee Project and The More the Scarier VI.