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The Possession of Michael King (2014)

R | | Horror | 22 August 2014 (USA)
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After poor advice from a psychic leads to the death of his wife, a man vows to disprove the existence of the paranormal by allowing himself to be possessed by demons.

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David Jung

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shane Johnson ... Michael King
Ella Anderson ... Ellie King
Cara Pifko ... Samantha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Krystal Alvarez ... Waitress
Tomas Arana ... Augustine
Luke Baines ... Elias
Dale Dickey ... Beverly
Cullen Douglas ... Mortician
Michael Ray Escamilla ... The Engineer
RJ Farrington ... Audience Member
Gabe Gomez Gabe Gomez ... Adult Park Goer #3 (as Gabriel Gomez)
Patricia Healy ... Marsha
Erika Heidelberger Erika Heidelberger ... Ambulance Caller (as Erika C. Perez)
Tobias Jelinek ... Father Gibbons
Shirley Jordan ... Church Assistant
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Storyline

Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn't believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment - allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him - in the hopes that when they fail, he'll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go. Written by Anonymous

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If you invite the devil... It will never let you go. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, language, some drug use and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invocando al demonio See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The possessed Michael kills a vagrant, offscreen. Yet when he returns home, there's no trace of blood on his knife. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

These Dreams
Written by Amelia Noble Wallace & Paul James Freeman
Performed by Amy Wallace
Courtesy of Amy Wallace
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Well above average found footage horror

The Possession of Michael King is an entertaining, thrilling, and well thought out horror film. I was hesitant to watch at first, expecting another generic possession movie, but the premise is original and catches your interest off the bat. Instead of the typical wrong place wrong time possession this is a case of curiosity killing the cat. There are a few scattered jump scares but seeing Michael's descent is what sticks with you after the credits have rolled. Overall this was well shot and acted, my only real complaint is that they could have taken their time and dug more into the religious exploration scenes in the first act.


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