Possessor, known in the United States as Possessor: Uncut, is a 2020 science fiction horror film written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg. An international co-production of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, the film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
A woman named Holly sticks a probe into the top of her head and turns the dial button on a machine. She goes to a party and brutally stabs a wealthy attorney. She takes out a gun and puts it in her mouth, but then aims it at police, and they shoot her dead. Afterward, a woman named Tasya Vos is removed from a machine. She is a "possessor": a contract killer whose consciousness is implanted into the body of another person in order to carry out an assassination. Tasya was controlling Holly’s body and committed the murder, but couldn't overcome Holly's resistance to committing suicide.
|award||Sitges Film Festival Best Director award Sitges Film Festival Best Feature-Length Film award|
|genre||horror science fiction|
|keywords||connect contract killer debrief end estrange happen how to kill later machine meat cleaver news report stab|
|producer||Andrew Starke Fraser Ash Kevin Krikst Niv Fichman|
|publisher||Elevation Pictures Neon Signature Entertainment|
|theme||body horror science fiction horror|