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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.


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 »



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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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 »


Something Real
Written by Mark Binder
Performed by IMN
Courtesy of I Make Noise
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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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