Magazine article Screen International

The Possession of Michael King

Magazine article Screen International

The Possession of Michael King

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Dir/scr: David Jung. US. 2014. 83mins

Demonic possession and found footage! Sound familiar? Well welcome to another horror release that combines the two, and while David Jung's debut film ticks all of the right genre boxes and works well technically it suffers from simply lacking originality and being another in a rather long list of found footage chillers.

There are some nice touches from David Jung, who is clearly a talent to keep an eye on.

The Possession Of Michael King, which gets a brief US theatrical outing prior to it home entertainment release, is a smartly made horror though, driven by a suitably intense lead performance by Shane Johnson as a filmmaker who heads into the dark side.

Michael King (Johnson) had planned to make a warm and fuzzy film about his happy family life, but when his wife if killed in an accident he blames a tarot card reader (Dale Dickey, from Winter's Bone) and decides to make a film his delve into the supernatural. …

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