The Possession of Michael King (2014)
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Critic Reviews for The Possession of Michael King
Nowhere near as rigorous as the "Paranormal Activity" movies it superficially resembles, writer-director David Jung's increasingly unpleasant, rarely frightening debut feature won't possess screens for long.
Why would a possessed Michael continue to operate the camera or even turn on night vision? You simply can't capitalize on a filmmaking fad by shortchanging the audience.
Dim in wits and lighting, "The Possession of Michael King" strains our eyes, spits on our intelligence and saps our generosity of spirit.
After an efficient start, The Possession Of Michael King drags, weighing itself down with genre conventions the filmmakers don't seem to understand or care about.
It's a testament to director David Jung's smart script and Shane Johnson's performance that Michael King's decisions seem largely free of horror-movie logic - the stubborn refusal to acknowledge danger, an insistence on going it alone.
Audience Reviews for The Possession of Michael King
Pretty run-of-the-mill. The Eponymous Michael could have (SHOULD have) been an interesting character, but he's too much of a D-bag to really care what happens to him.
While it has been criticized for its plot (yes, the protagonist is stupid, but is that really new to horror films?), The Possession of Michael King is actually a thoroughly enjoyable, creepy found-footage possession film that brings in some new elements to the genre. If you are willing to grant its premise and forgive its errors, then I think fans of Satanic/demonic possession films will find something to like here.
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