The Losers and Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to appear in a horror-thriller called Dibbuk Box. What does that mean exactly? Well, depending on who you are and what you believe, it’s an evil spirit that inhabits a human being, controls its body, and its behavior. Unfortunately, for us Morgan won’t be host of choice for the demon.
According to Variety, “Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”
If the movie reminds you of Drag Me to Hell it should, because it will be produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate and is looking to hit theaters on October 28 just in time for Halloween. The studio is obviously trying to find a horror film that can occupy that slot now that the Saw franchise has come to an end, but we’re not sure if this will do the trick.
What do you think of the premise for Dibbuk Box? Are you interested in seeing it?