The Chosen (2015)

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The Chosen: Directed by Ben Jehoshua. With Kian Lawley, Elizabeth Keener, Angelica Cassidy, Chris Gann. 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.

“This film is visually interesting and disturbing, yet the acting seems wooden at times. It appears to rip off a rather more well know horror film in unimportant ways or at least refer to them. There are nice atmospheric touches throughout, and what we learn about the characters as they develop adds to the creepy feel of the piece as a whole. Willing suspension of disbelief fails occasionally, but there is plenty of detail to add a sense of creepiness to the film overall. On the one hand it is a bit difficult to keep track of who is related to whom, and in what way, but this, too, adds to the effect of the film as a whole. Films referred to seem to include The Exorcist and The Shining.”


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