|After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children’s puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.
Philip is a children’s entertainer with a troubled past. Together with Possum, the hideous hand puppet he keeps concealed inside a black leather case, he returns to his childhood home compelled to confront his demons. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. When his attempts to destroy the demonic puppet fail, Philip suspects Maurice of manipulating Possum to cause him further fear and distress. As their relationship rapidly deteriorates, repressed memories of a traumatic childhood start to resurface as Philip becomes convinced that the malicious spirit of Possum is haunting him. Desperate to regain control, Philip burns his puppet, laying the demons of his past to rest. Or so he thinks…When a local child goes missing, a paranoid Philips believes the malevolent Possum has once more come to life. But when the police suspect him of the crimes, Philip is forced to confront the nightmares of his childhood, leading him to hunt down the real monster now preying on the town. Uncovering dark secrets from his own past, Philip discovers that the real demon lurks much closer to home.
A Bankside Films project. Associate company of Kreo Films.
Cast & Credits
DIRECTOR: Matthew Holness
CAST: Sean Harris
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