Chain of Death – USA, Spain, 2019

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‘Everyone dies on their own terms.’

Chain of Death aka The Chain is a 2019 American-Spanish horror thriller about an assisted suicide company that promises to ease the pain and suffering for those involved.

Directed by David Martín Porras from a screenplay co-written with Andres Rosende, the movie stars John Patrick Amedori, Madeline Zima, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, Jamie Clayton and Neus Asensi.


Doctor Mike Colleman (Amedori) is a brilliant young doctor who’s married to the girl of his dreams while enjoying the big city life. The fairy-tale lifestyle comes to a screeching halt as Mike learns that his mother Emma (Barbeau) can no longer take care of his father (Wise), whose health is in a downward spiral.

Soon Mike learns that he too suffers from the exact same neurological illness as his father and decides to voluntarily enter a ‘Chain’ of assisted suicides in an effort to end his own misery. There’s only one catch: if you want to die, you must kill someone first…


Chain of Death was released on VOD platforms and on DVD on July 30, 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Madeline Zima … Sarah
  • Adrienne Barbeau … Emma
  • Jamie Clayton … Doctor Ryan
  • Ray Wise … Michael
  • John Patrick Amedori … Mike
  • Kim Johnston Ulrich … Rebecca
  • Dey Young … Vilma
  • Mary Pat Gleason
  • Lauren Bray … Tania
  • Chelsea Lopez … Waitress
  • Mykel Shannon Jenkins … Detective Darcy
  • Van Epperson … Brandon
  • Elijah Nelson … Young Mike
  • Neus Asensi … Piedad
  • Shaw Jones … Tania’s father

Technical details:

  • 101 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1

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