The Possession of Michael King 2014 R CC

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An atheist determined to disprove the existence of the supernatural is consumed by a horrifying evil force that will not release him. Stars Shane Johnson, Dale Dickey, and Julie McNiven

Starring:
Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson
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1 hour 24 minutes

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The Possession of Michael King

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Genres Horror
Director David Jung
Starring Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson
Supporting actors Cara Pifko, Krystal Alvarez, Tomas Arana, Luke Baines, Dale Dickey, Cullen Douglas, Michael Ray Escamilla, RJ Farrington, Patricia Healy, Tobias Jelinek, Shirley Jordan, Michael Lesly, Julie McNiven, Anna Mountford, Erika C. Perez, Stewart Skelton
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Cant watch it.
kitty09cat
This is one of the best horror movies I've seen in a long time.
Jason
Too bad the movie didn't have him excorsized.
Isis Sorrento

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on August 29, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Samantha King (Cara Pifko) is spiritual and dies. Her atheist husband Michael (Shane Johnson), who just so happens to be a documentary maker, goes about to disprove the afterlife and anything spiritual by attempting to contact a demon. He consults all kinds of people and uses drugs to help induce a mental state for the demon to take root. Sounds like fun even if it don't work out.

If by chance you read the title to the film, you get an idea how it turned out.

If you like possession, hand-held horror films that dig at atheists, you have hit the jackpot. This is one of the better hand held productions as the horror doesn't stem from a camera jerking around while people scream in the dark. The film shows you some pretty good rituals, the ones mom would teach me. On the down side, Shane Johnson is in every scene. We couldn't develop other characters or a subplot. He had some all alone scenes that he had difficulty carrying. And didn't we see that ending before? Gosh, what movie was that?

I was pleased for a 48 cent Redbox Rental (I used my code).

Parental Guide: F-bombs. Was that a sex scene? No nudity. Major league camel toe.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bureau on September 20, 2014
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Shaky hand held camera footage that inexplicably cuts to full HD establishment shots? Check. Shaky hand-held camera footage with an IR filter? Check. Jump scares? So constant they lose their impact; they build them into the bloody transitions. Budding documentary filmmaker who goes out to discover the paranormal and finds out that when you stare into the abyss, the abyss jumps out and shouts 'boo'? Oh yes. This movie has all the tropes your more novel found footage films coined years ago, along with so many standard horror staples (watch out for birds hitting glass and spooooky children's music,) you'll be surprised the director didn't throw in skeletons, jack-o-lanterns and rubber bats.

This is not to say that The Possession of Michael King (it honestly sounded like they were saying Michael Caine all the way through th film,) is an entirely horrible film. It's not. It actually has a really interesting concept; man sets out to document the afterlife. Hell, it even had some great ideas, and a genuinely spooky moment or two. The problem is that it's so bogged down with cliches, amateurish writing, a juvenile reliance on jump scares, thematic inconsistency, and downright stupid characters that it gets painful after the first twenty or so minutes. I honestly found myself working on other things and simply listening to the movie as background noise.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By jm on August 15, 2014
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not too bad, I actually went in thinking I'd probably be wasting money, but it turn out I was pleasantly surprised and even jump a couple of times, now I bought it and maybe you'd rather wait for the rental, that's fine, but I will say it was worth it. I'm not going to go into details as I tend to give away spoilers, and yes this is found footage style but well done, and I will add its similar to Lovely Molly in the way of watching someone descend into madness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan H. on October 29, 2014
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What a sleeper! I'm really surprised this movie doesn't have a higher average rating. From a fan of horror, especially paranormal horror, this movie really did it for me. Plenty of cringe factor, which is saying something coming from someone like me.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By TypicalGirl on September 7, 2014
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At least as far as I could bare to watch/listen to it.
Take a hit of bad acid and head to your local carnival scarehouse. You'll get the same experience, but save $3 with which to buy some cotton candy at least.

Wide ranges of volume (its the film, not the audio settings on my TV) mean you'll want to watch this with your thumb on the volume button of your remote. Lots of obnoxious strobe scenes, so if you're prone to seizures, well, yeah.
Sooo much found/first person video gimmickry.

Yeah, I'll finish it up, but I already regret paying for this.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J from NY VINE VOICE on September 27, 2014
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David Jung couldn't decide what he wanted this movie to be. Is it supposed to be a Rob Zombie style movie or a grind core horror movie or a possession movie? Not that genres can't blend, but come on. Within 20 minutes into the movie the main character has the curious strategy of proving God and the Devil *don't* exist by calling his daughter's pet "Crowley" and reading up on demons, literally hell bound to get himself possessed. (Did someone see..."The Last Exorcism"?)

About half an hour into the movie he's gotten in touch with a necromancer who owns a funeral home, smoked DMT from a dead frog's mouth in order to substitute his own soul for a demon's, masturbated in a mortuary, met two Satanists who dose him out with LSD and gag and bind him in the basement of their home after requesting his semen, dressing up in masks and pursuing him while chanting and carrying black candles And his skeptical quest is juuuust getting started.

The character also has a five year old girl. What's she been doing his whole time? Lego texting?

I gave it two stars because there are some chilling scenes, like when he talks with the priest at the beginning or when
he's just losing his sh*t. If you like over the top horror movies and get drowsy when characters have too much dialogue, check this one out.
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