The Atticus Institute – USA, 2015



‘Possess the possession’

The Atticus Institution is a 2015 American science fiction/horror feature film written and directed by Chris Sparling (writer of Buried and ATM) and produced by Peter Safran (Vampires Suck; The Conjuring; Annabelle).

The movie stars Julian Acosta (The Lords of Salem; Grimm), Anne Betancourt, Carlos E. Campos, William Mapother, Rya Kihlstedt, John Rubinstein, Sharon Maughan, Gerald McCullouch, Anton Narinskiy, Erich Lane.

The Atticus Institution is due to be released by Anchor Bay on Blu-ray and DVD in the US on January 20, 2015 and by Universal Pictures on March 30, 2015 in the UK.


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Doctor Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. Despite witnessing several noteworthy cases, nothing could have prepared Doctor West and his colleagues for Judith Winstead. She outperformed every subject they had ever studied – soon gaining the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense, who subsequently took control of the research facility.


The more experiments they conducted on Judith, the clearer it became that her abilities were the manifestation of evil forces within her, prompting the government to take measures to weaponise this force. But they soon discovered there are powers that exist in this world that simply cannot be controlled…


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