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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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David Jung (screenplay), David Jung (story) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Johnson ... Michael King
Ella Anderson ... Ellie King
Cara Pifko ... Samantha King
Julie McNiven ... Beth King
Tomas Arana ... Augustine
Patricia Healy ... Marsha
Cullen Douglas ... Mortician
Jed Rees ... Jordan
Freda Foh Shen ... Dr. Cox
Tobias Jelinek ... Father Gibbons
Dale Dickey ... Beverly
Luke Baines ... Elias
Anna Mountford Anna Mountford ... Erica Bell
Stewart Skelton ... Priest
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Sound Engineer
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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 »

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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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Trivia

Julie McNiven was about also in a TV show about demons called Supernatural. See more »

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 »

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Something Real
Written by Mark Binder
Performed by IMN
Courtesy of I Make Noise
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Yes...
15 August 2014 | by lucas-scott-rodriguezSee all my reviews

Watch this one. Just another possession flick right? Nope. Hard to synopsize too much without revealing plot points, but just know that this is a "found footage" flick in the best way. No shaky hand-held stuff. The film follows a film maker that uses multiple cameras. So that gives us different angles and legitimate cinematic quality that sets this miles ahead of your average POV flick. In fact, its very rare that there are 1st person POV shots. Excellent writing. Excellent production, Excellent acting.

I gotta say - Im tired of found footage and possession stories, but I'll be damned if this doesn't prove there is still room for both if done correctly.

I cant wait to see where David Jung goes from here.


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Language:

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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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$2,405,143
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