The Possession of Michael King (2014)
Synopsis: A man becomes the target of a demonic entity after attempting to prove that paranormal activity does not exist.
Directors: David Jung
Runtime: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 20 (3 major, 17 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: The Possession of Michael King is filled with jump scares that are often accompanied by bursts of high pitched static and other sound effects that are much louder than the rest of the film. Listening at a loud volume or through headphones is not advised.
Jump Scare Times
6:33 – A previously quiet scene is interrupted by high pitched static.
16:40 – A man wearing a scary mask appears in front of the camera (accompanied by a sound effect).
19:45 – Michael suddenly jolts awake.
28:40 – The medium suddenly grabs Michael and there is a burst of static.
30:54 – Michael suddenly screams as the footage distorts and we get another burst of static.
33:23 – The footage cuts to a close up of a stereo accompanied by a loud static noise.
36:32 – During Michael’s hypnotism, everything goes quiet briefly before Michael suddenly appears standing directly in front of the camera.
38:19 – A bird flies into the window.
38:34 – Ellie’s toy makes a noise from behind Michael.
40:23 – A trashcan falls over making a loud noise.
46:23 – Michael in the television footage suddenly turns and looks at the real Michael and once again this is accompanied by a static sound effect.
52:27 – Michael opens a drawer to reveal a bloodied knife and a static sound effect plays once more.
55:00 – Something sparks in the background after Michael says “Why are you doing this?”
55:14 – The book Michael is reading from is suddenly thrown away by an unseen force.
1:02:14-1:02:25 – Michael violently spasms several times as he lies handcuffed to the bed.
1:05:13 – As Michael reaches for the phone of the floor, a bloodied hand hangs down from the ceiling.
1:08:31 – Michael headbutts the mirror.
1:09:12 – The plug holding the hairdryer explodes.
1:15:36 – After Michael jumps out of the house, we see Michael lying motionless on the ground for several seconds before we hear a thudding noise and the camera moves slightly.
1:16:28 – As Samantha bends down to pick up the coin, a car slams into her.
(Major scares in bold)