“The Possession of Hannah Grace” is a 2018 supernatural horror film directed by Diederik Van Rooijen. The film is also known as “Cadaver” in some regions. It follows a young woman, Megan Reed, who takes a job as an overnight morgue attendant in a Boston hospital and becomes embroiled in a series of horrifying events involving a possessed cadaver.
Megan Reed (played by Shay Mitchell) is a former police officer who is battling personal demons after a traumatic incident. Seeking a fresh start, she takes a job as the overnight intake morgue attendant at a city hospital. Her first night on the job takes a dark turn when the body of Hannah Grace (played by Kirby Johnson), a young woman who died during an exorcism, is brought in.
As Megan begins her shift, she becomes increasingly disturbed by strange occurrences and mysterious noises in the morgue. She soon suspects that something is terribly wrong with the corpse of Hannah Grace. Megan’s investigations reveal that Hannah was the victim of a botched exorcism that left her possessed by a malevolent demon. The demon’s malevolent spirit has not been exorcised but has taken up residence in the dead woman’s body.
As the demon’s influence spreads, Megan finds herself in a fight for her life and sanity. She must confront the supernatural entity and find a way to stop it before it can claim more victims.
“The Possession of Hannah Grace” explores themes commonly found in supernatural horror films, including possession, exorcism, and the boundaries between life and death. It combines elements of psychological horror with jump scares and supernatural elements.
- Shay Mitchell as Megan Reed
- Grey Damon as Andrew Kurtz
- Kirby Johnson as Hannah Grace
- Stana Katic as Lisa Roberts
- Louis Herthum as Grainger
- Nick Thune as Randy
The film received mixed reviews from critics. While some praised its atmosphere and suspenseful moments, others found fault with the plot and character development. It was generally considered a standard entry in the supernatural horror genre but not groundbreaking.
“The Possession of Hannah Grace” is known for its eerie atmosphere and effective jump scares, making it a watchable addition to the genre for fans of horror movies centered around possession and supernatural entities.