Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect" First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect" New Images From 'Interstellar' Arrive, Christopher Nolan Says The Film Is A "Mirror" Of 'Inception' New Images From 'Interstellar' Arrive, Christopher Nolan Says The Film Is A "Mirror" Of 'Inception' Watch: New Trailer For ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson & Taron Egerton Star Watch: New Trailer For ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson & Taron Egerton Star Chilly New Banner For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Explores A Cold New World Chilly New Banner For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Explores A Cold New World 15 Films That Failed To Hit The 2014 Fall Festival Circuit 15 Films That Failed To Hit The 2014 Fall Festival Circuit Watch: Steven Soderbergh Re-Scores And Changes Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' To Black-And-White Watch: Steven Soderbergh Re-Scores And Changes Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' To Black-And-White Watch: Have A Threesome With Very NSFW Clip From 'Maps To The Stars' With Julianne Moore & John Cusack Watch: Have A Threesome With Very NSFW Clip From 'Maps To The Stars' With Julianne Moore & John Cusack First, Mostly Rave Reviews Arrive For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' First, Mostly Rave Reviews Arrive For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Watch: New Hilarious Red-Band Trailer For 'The Interview' Starring Seth Rogen And James Franco Watch: New Hilarious Red-Band Trailer For 'The Interview' Starring Seth Rogen And James Franco Fantastic Fest Review: Hitman Thriller 'John Wick' Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe & Adrianne Palicki Fantastic Fest Review: Hitman Thriller 'John Wick' Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe & Adrianne Palicki 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Enters Ghost House, Opens 'Dibbuk Box'

The Playlist By Gabe Toro | The Playlist January 14, 2011 at 3:09AM

Sleepy-eyed Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to open the "Dibbuk Box." The horror film, slated for a Halloween 2011 release, will showcase Morgan 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." Based on a true story, the real life dibbuk box is said to contain a vengeful Jewish spirit and has reportedly haunted all of the box's owners. We're guessing the movie takes great liberty with this legend, as the box has reportedly only been responsible for minor spooky happenings. It just wouldn't be all that compelling if someone's hair were to fall out, as it happened in real life.
0

Sleepy-eyed Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to open the "Dibbuk Box." The horror film, slated for a Halloween 2011 release, will showcase Morgan 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." Based on a true story, the real life dibbuk box is said to contain a vengeful Jewish spirit and has reportedly haunted all of the box's owners. We're guessing the movie takes great liberty with this legend, as the box has reportedly only been responsible for minor spooky happenings. It just wouldn't be all that compelling if someone's hair were to fall out, as it happened in real life.

"Dibbuk Box" is under the aegis of director Ole Bornedal, with Sam Raimi's formidable Ghost House production banner behind it. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, the duo responsible for Roger Ebert's favorite Nicolas Cage movie "Knowing," penned the screenplay so if the movie turns out to be even more totally ridiculous than the premise suggests, you know why.

We wonder exactly what kind of project this will be -- there are high hopes given that the film is being rushed into production with a plum October 28th release date. A dibbuk was also the inspiration behind "The Unborn," which tallied $76 million worldwide in 2009, so the association can't hurt, but we're a little weary of Ghost House given their uneven productions and the fact that Jeffrey Dean Morgan hasn't made the best decisions as of late. But hey, maybe that's just the dibbuk in our apartment talking.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Modern Horror, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dibbuk Box


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates