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Sam Raimi’s latest horror flick draws on ‘true’ tale, Jewish exorcism

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Sam Raimi’s latest horror flick draws on ‘true’ tale, Jewish exorcism

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_ticket/item/sam_raimis_latest_horror_flick_draws_on_true_tale_jewish_exorcism_20120822

Back in 2004, the horror-flicks mogul Sam Raimi was riveted by a Los Angeles Times article headlined "A Jinx in a Box?" which recounted the strange history of a wine cabinet brought to this country by a Polish concentration camp survivor. The box contained "allegedly, one 'dibbuk,' a kind of spirit popular in Yiddish folklore," the article said -- as well locks of hair, a rock, a dried rosebud, a goblet and coins.

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