The Chosen on Netflix Now and Heading to Redbox – Make a Choice!
The road to fame has certainly changed over the years, and one way people are getting discovered is YouTube. One such rising star, Internet “sensation” Kian Lawley, stars in The Chosen; and given Lawley’s popularity, we figured his fans would want to hear about two new ways they can check out the film.
The possession-themed The Chosen (review) uses Judaism as its basis so it has a bit of a different spin than the norm. The film is available now in SVOD exclusively on Netflix and heading toRedbox on the 15th. Which will you choose?
From the Press Release:
“The first kill is the hardest…”
On July 24th, Terror Films released its first horror film, The Chosen, in a co-distribution partnership with Supergravity Pictures. The film was released on various platforms, including iTunes, where it has remained in the Top 100 of all horror films for over eight weeks. On December 1st, the film became available through an exclusive SVOD deal on Netflix and will be available at Redbox starting December 15th.
The film centers around Cameron (Kian Lawley), a directionless 19-year-old destined to never leave his home town. He is thrust into the role of hero when his 10-year-old niece, Angie (Mykayla Sohn), becomes possessed by the mythical demon Lilith. With only six days to break the demon’s grip on the child, Cameron, with the help of his sister (Angelica Chitwood), must perform the unthinkable task of systematically killing his family members. He must do this in order to rid his niece of the demon and bring peace to his fractured household.
First-time feature film director Ben Jehoshua stated, “The story behind The Chosen was sparked when I was sitting at breakfast with my friend and co-writer, Barry Jay Stich. We were talking about our favorite horror films of all time, which led to the topic of our families and how often you hear people say, ‘I’d do anything for my family.’ But then I asked myself, ‘Would they really?’ That was our starting point. My brother, Judah, who is an occult fan, suggested the Lilith storyline. We’re Jewish and wanted to explore our own mythology rather than Christian possession or the Greek themes that so often make their way into horror films dealing with possession.”
Terror Films’ Joe Dain, Miles Fineburg, and Jim Klock produced the film and The Chosen stars Kian Lawley, Elizabeth Keener, Angelica Chitwood, Mykayla Sohn, Barbara Goodson, Chris Gann, Casey James Knight, Emily Killian, Dayna Devon, Harv Popick, and Penelope Richards.