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.


David Jung


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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


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 it in, it will never let you go. See more »



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

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Did You Know?


Julie McNiven played an angel in the TV showSupernatural (2005), which featured stories about demons, the occult, folklore, and other supernatural entities. See more »


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


References The Shining (1980) See more »


These Dreams
Written by Amelia Noble Wallace & Paul James Freeman
Performed by Amy Wallace
Courtesy of Amy Wallace
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1 September 2014 | by AranxLSee all my reviews

"Wow, here we go again: another generic possession movie" is what I was thinking before watching this movie, but man was I surprised.

What we have here people, is possibly the best possession movie since The Exorcist. After years of disappointment, we get a gosh darn thrilling, creepy, and interesting movie of this sub-genre. If you're a skeptic of the found footage style of filming, I would say this movie will change your mind. You get up close and personal with the protagonist and his descent into madness. And speaking of the protagonist, kudos to the lead actor because he carries the entire movie (as he should).

The only gripe I have would be that the plot is underwhelming because if you watched any other possession movie, you know what's going to happen. Other than that, this movie represents the genre extremely well. It's a must see for horror fans!

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Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Possession of Michael King See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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