Movie - The Atticus Institute


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During the late 1970s, hundreds of cases of psi-related phenomena – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. – were studied at The Atticus Institute, a small psychology lab founded by Dr. Henry West.


After publishing numerous journal articles highlighting the promising results of their work, Dr. West and his fellow researchers were introduced to an unusual middle-age woman named Judith Winstead, whose supernatural abilities tested far beyond any subject they had ever before witnessed. However, it soon became clear that Judith’s abilities were different in ways they could never have anticipated.


Upon learning of Judith, officials from the U.S. Department of Defense were dispatched to The Atticus Institute to observe her, wherein they determined, after strict scientific study, that her physical body was under the control of an unknown malevolent force, thus granting her enormous and nearly unlimited power. This was, and to this day remains, the only government-confirmed case of possession.



        " I don't care who you are,  how many weapons you have.
         All those things that went on... you don't get to play games with the Devil.
         And if you do, you damn sure don't get to make the rules.
         That type of evil... just thinking about it, talking about it.
         Even you people making this movie... and the people watching it... 

         you're inviting bad things into your life.."



This wasn't a bad movie, nothing really new or overly unique about it but there was plenty of creepiness and tension. There was a nice balance between what was shown and what wasn't shown, leaving you to kinda fill in the gaps with your imagination.


It's not your average possession movie, it's done in the style of a documentary, which was a nice change from the hugely overdone found footage. Rya Kihlstedt plays her part, that of the possessed Judith Winstead, very well. The character is all sorts of creepy. Poor Judith as if being possessed by evil isn't bad enough, she ends up at the mercy of the evil of mankind to boot.


The ending was kinda predictable but was good all the same and was worth the watch. Not one I would go out of my way to watch again, but there were times I found myself creeped out and cringing.