The Chosen – USA, 2015 – overview and reviews



‘The first kill is the hardest.’

The Chosen is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Ben Jehoshua from a screenplay co-written with Barry Jay Stitch (Patient Seven) and Andrew Scheppmann. It was produced by Joe Dain, Miles Fineburg and Jim Klock for Supergravity Pictures.

The film was released on July 24, 2015 on Vimeo on demand, iTunes, and Google Play.


Main cast:

Kian LawleyElizabeth Keener, Angelica Chitwood, Chris Gann, Dayna Devon.


When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl, her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The story is hokey, and the CGI is reprehensible (why is it everyone who’s possessed lately has blacked-out eyes and a widening mouth)? There’s may be one or two moderate jump scares (could be more, I was almost falling asleep), and the conclusion is lackluster in a kind and giving sense.” Dread Central


The Chosen features so much crying over fallout from infirm grandparents, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, and untimely infanticide that its style fits better as family drama than as suspenseful horror.  There is no big-screen cinematic value in the presentation, though it would work well for a cable TV movie-of-the-week, which The Chosen resembles.” Culture Crypt


Cast and characters:

  • Kian Lawley as Cameron
  • Elizabeth Keener as Eliza
  • Angelica Chitwood as Caitlin
  • Chris Gann as Uncle Joey
  • Dayna Devon as Aunt Jean
  • Wiley B. Oscar as Officer Jehoshua
  • MyKayla Sohn as Angie
  • Casey James Knight as Randy
  • Emily Killian as Megan
  • Barbara Goodson as Nanny

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California

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