Could a non-believer still fall victim to evil spirits?  That’s what we’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Possession of Michael King" available August 26 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  The affects of atheism on possession gets reviewed below! 


   Title: "The Possession of Michael King"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Shane Johnson, Julie McNiven, Dale Dickey

   Director: David Jung

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 83 minutes

   Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment



The Flick: The initial premise of "The Possession of Michael King" is a fascinating one.  A man who loses his wife blames a fortune teller and decides to go on a one-man doc crusade to try and debunk every spiritual, demonic, and satanic ritual known to man.  Of course he tries a number of wacky things and of course one of them has dire results.  It’s here where the film begins to not less intrigue and originality from the initial idea.  It sort of follows a paint-by-numbers possession checklist that feels like a been there, done that kind of deal.  Good set up – so-so execution. 

Best Feature: No features at all on this one – surprising for the ever-iconic extras known Anchor Bay.

Best Hidden Gem: "My Name Is Earl’s" Patty the Daytime Hooker Dale Dickey shows up here are the psychic reader that Michael blames for the death of his wife.

Worth the Moola: Potential here is off the charts - just wish the rest of the film had followed the example.