By Joey Nolfi
December 07, 2017 at 11:43 AM EST
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Stronger (2017)

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  • Movie

If you ask Nicole Kidman to bake you a cake, be prepared to receive a mouthful of demonic possession in return.

Proving she's not here for your baked good needs, the Oscar-winning actress has teamed with The New York Times for a delightfully twisted, minute-long short film called The Possessed, which sees her failing to properly crack a few eggs into a mixing bowl, opting to engage in a bout with broken dishes, floor writhing, and unseen supernatural forces instead. <iframe id="nyt_video_player" title="New York Times Video - Embed Player" src="https://graphics8.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005588835" width="480" height="321" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" class="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>

The clip — filmed as part of the Times‘ year-end performers of the year feature — accompanies several other stunning editorials with a horror-leaning theme in celebration of 2017's runaway genre hits, including one that features Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird breakout Timothée Chalamet feasting on blood, eyeballs, and a human heart. Yum. <iframe id="nyt_video_player" title="New York Times Video - Embed Player" src="https://graphics8.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005588864" width="480" height="321" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" class="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>

Other performers appearing in the Times‘ latest video collection (all directed by Floria Sigismondi) are Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan as a mannequin come to life, Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya as a psycho killer, little Brooklynn Prince from The Florida Project as a "demon child," Stronger‘s Jake Gyllenhaal as a grimy, tormented recluse, A Fantastic Woman actress Daniela Vega as a lonely vampire, Cynthia Nixon (A Quiet Passion) playing a ghost bride, Girls Trip supporting star Tiffany Haddish as a macabre dancer, and Breathe director Andy Serkis as a creepy clown.

Watch Kidman and Chalamet tango with terror above, and view all of the Times‘ clips here.

Stronger (2017)

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  • Movie
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  • David Gordon Green

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