The Possession of Michael King

Synopsis: Michael King (Shane Johnson), who 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.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): David Jung
Production: Anchor Bay Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

Oh, my God. Enough, camera addict.

Okay, okay. Just a second, though.

Before I turn it off, what is

your New Year's resolution?

Ha! Really?

Yeah, I want to get it on tape

so that I can hold you to it.

Please, you don't keep those.

That is a fantastic attitude

you have right there.

We're going to this time.

Yeah? All right, fine.

I solemnly swear

on this New Year's resolution

to go to the gym and get in shape.

Oh, hell, yeah.

How about you, ladybug?

What's your New Year's resolution?

What's that?

It's like a vow or a promise that

you make to be a better person.

Yeah, or always eat your spinach.

- Yuck.

- Okay, I got one for you.

How about you tell your mommy that

you love her at least once a day?

- Okay.

- You can start right now.

- I love you, Mom.

- How about you, Fishbone?

What's your resolution?

- Your turn.

- My resolution.

To make a documentary

about this family

so that I can show the whole world

what a lucky guy I am.

- You are a lucky guy.

- That's right.

And I thank God every day.

If only you believed in God.

Yeah, that'd probably

help a little bit.

Oh, crap. You know what?

I didn't put change in that meter.

We're gonna get a ticket.

- Dad, can you help me?

- What's up?

- Here, I got it.

- You sure?

- Yup.

- Thanks, babe.

So, Beverly, your psychic powers,

when did you first discover them?

Well, everyone's born

with them, you know.

But most folks don't know

how to develop them.

And your predictions, how many of

them you think have come true?

Well, all of them.

Have you ever felt

like you were preying

on someone's superstitions?

Or their emotions?

You know, for example,

like telling a mother

that her missing son

would return alive

or breaking up a family

by advising for divorce.

You know what I mean?

Have you ever felt like

you led somebody

down the wrong path?

No, I don't think so.

You know, it's interesting,

my wife, she's always

wanted to go to Europe.

I finally put this

big trip together,

then at the last

second, she cancels.

She says that she needed to be here

for this big break in

her acting career.

A break that you

told her was coming.

I did.

And I'm guessing it hasn't, huh?


It will.

Yeah, I don't think so.

And why is that?

She's dead.

Her name was Samantha.

Samantha King.

Yeah. She'd been coming

to you for years.

Oh, Sa...

oh, Samantha. Oh, gosh.

Fluke accident. Wrong

place, wrong time.

But, you know, the funny thing is

is that if we'd been on that trip,

if she hadn't listened to you

and we'd gone to Europe,

she'd still be alive.

Oh, God.

Oh, you can't think that I had...

You were giving her

spiritual guidance.

Guidance based on visions

you were receiving

from beyond the veil, from

higher powers, right?

And these visions,

they interfered with

her life, Beverly.

And she is dead as a direct result.

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Okay, then admit it. Admit it.

Admit that all this,

this is just a scam.

That what you claim to do,

your psychic routine...

this is just a show, right?

This is a performance here.

Come on, Beverly. Come on.

I'm afraid that I'm gonna

have to ask you to leave.


What happens when you die?

I mean, everybody has

a theory, a guess,

a story that they'd

like to believe.

But at the end of the

day, we don't know.

Our ancestors worshiped fire

and sacrificed children

to vengeful gods.

We didn't know any

better back then.

What's our excuse now?

It's the 21st century,

yet we're still arguing

evolution versus creationism.

And why?

Because the truth scares people.

Nobody wants to die.

Nobody wants to cease to exist.

We want to believe that if

we follow a set of rules,

rules that were laid out by

some ancient, made-up god,

we're gonna continue on

in heaven as a spirit.

We're gonna be reincarnated.

While all that sounds great,

is any of it authentic?

I mean, what's the truth?

See, the truth is that

religion and spiritualism

are the most profitable

businesses in the world.

That throughout history,

there's never been a

single shred of evidence

that any of it is real.

Well, I've decided to prove it.

I want to test the

most authentic spells,

rituals, and summonings

that I can find.

I'm only going after the

blackest of the black magic.

The stuff that people

are scared of.

So that when they don't work,

people will pay attention.

And maybe, just maybe,

the world can take a step

forward collectively into reality.

The cameras will be

rolling on me 24/7

in the hopes that if

I uncover anything,

anything at all,

I'll have found the first

ever documented proof.

I'm the testing ground.

Me, Michael King.

So, God or the devil,

if you're out there,

prove it.

Come and get me.

Ladybug, what are you doing?

Why are you up?

I had a scary dream.

Uh-oh. Come here.

What was it about?

A monster.

A monster? Okay.

Well, I wouldn't be surprised

if this particular monster

is a tickle monster.

Come on. Come here, come here.

Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, no.

See, Fishbone's right.

Old Crowley here...

old Crowley here is the best

defense against tickle monsters.

- Get away! Get away!

- What are you doing?

- Hey, sis.

- What's going on?

Oh, we are... she had a nightmare.

Yeah, take Crowley with you.

Hey, listen.

Why don't I get in bed with you

and make sure that there

are no more monsters?

- Okay.

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David Jung

David Jung is the founder and CEO of Hero Poker. Jung was the Regional Director Marketing of PokerStars Asia from late 2008 until early 2010. more…

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