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12.11.07 31 Comments

Check out the new trailer for Possession, a remake of the South Korean horror film Addicted, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (why does she need three names? did she kill a president I’m not aware of?).

A woman’s life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he’s his brother.

I don’t have any brothers, but I’d like to think that if I did, I’d bang their girlfriends.  I’m just old fashioned like that.  Anyway, if you’re keeping score at home, that makes this a remake and a body swap movie.  Body swap movies are so original that they have their own Wikipedia page.   

A body swap is a storytelling device seen in a variety of fiction, most often in TV shows and movies, in which two people (or beings) exchange minds and end up in each others’ bodies. Alternatively, their minds may stay where they are as their bodies adjust.

It goes on to say:

In 1973 a group of scientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland Ohio, led by Dr. Robert White, a neurosurgeon inspired by the work of Vladimir Demikhov, transplanted the head of one monkey onto another monkey’s body. The animal was still able to smell, taste, hear, and see. The animal survived for eight days after the operation, even at times attempting to bite some of the staff. In 2001 the operation was successfully repeated again on a monkey by the aforementioned Dr. White.

And that monkey was none other than Sarah Michelle Gellar. 

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