THE POSSESSED (2021) Preview of Aussie demonic horror – now with featurette


‘When he asks whose body this is… You better pray you tell him it’s yours’

The Possessed is a 2021 Australian supernatural horror film about an accidental exorcist and his nephew fighting demons for human souls.

Written and directed by Chris Sun (Boar; Charlie’s Farm; Daddy’s Little Girl), the film is produced by Glenn Rushton, Lee Rushton, Mark Gardener, Kris Maric, Christine Hulsby, Danny Baldwin, Sue Baldwin and Mitchell Clough.

The movie stars John Jarratt, Lincoln Lewis, Angie Kent, Lauren Grimson, Melissa Tkautz and Jade Kevin Foster.


Jacob Chandler (John Jarratt) who is just an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift. Accidental exorcist Jacob and his nephew Liam (Lincoln Lewis) have forged a career clearing demons from the bodies of their clients. Of late, something has changed and demonic possessions are increasing, and in order to keep those he loves safe from the wrath of unspeakable evil, Jacob must fight for them to survive.

When meeting Liam’s new girlfriend, Atalie Carlisle (Lauren Grimson), he recognises something in her dark, broken gaze – she too can see the damned. Jacob never expected to meet anyone else like himself, nor did he anticipate needing her help. When summoned to a hauntingly beautiful homestead with a tragic past, Jacob must call upon all his experience and Atalie’s untrained powers, to uncover the layers of demonic deception at play. Death is here, and it will do anything to be free…


The Possessed will be released theatrically in Australia by Nexus Films in November 2021.

Fun facts:

This horror movie is yet another that claims to be ‘inspired by true events’.