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Following in the footsteps of found-footage horror films before it, The Possession Of Michael King sets out to scare using only a security camera and a couple aerial shots of a living room. The story follows the titular character Michael King, a documentary filmmaker who, after the recent loss his wife, is suddenly compelled to search for the existence of the supernatural. Of course, like a typically cocky documentary filmmaker who doesn’t get the proper permits to film, Michael upsets the spirit world and soon becomes the subject of supernatural harassment. The Possession Of Michael King hits theaters August 22, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening on August 14, in Chicago at The Portage Theater. To enter, simply follow the link here and fill out your information. Remember, seating is first come, first serve; so arrive early! A synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.

“Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn’t believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. With cameras rolling 24/7, Michael decides to make 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, on camera, that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has now possessed Michael King. And it will not let go. Dale Dickey (IRON MAN 3), Tomas Arana (GLADIATOR), and Julie McNiven (“Mad Men”) co-star in this intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of WHITE NOISE and THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.”

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