First of all, I appreciate the creative idea and specifically Kian Lawley's performance. Although he is a good actor and the idea was more original, the script, effects, and rushed story line got in the way of making this a four or five star rating. So first, the writing. The writing to me, a theater major with experience in writing for the screen, was a tad cliche. Not bad, but simply cliche. There was one point in the film where Cameron and Caitlyn were having a conversation about *SPOILER* killing an unconscious uncle Joey. I don't know what they are arguing about, who was going to do it or how someone was going to do it. There were three lines back to back that sounded strange they were something like this- "I'll take care of this", "how are you going to do this?" "Don't worry I will handle this". The repetition of "This" and the short choppy sentences made it uncomfortable to listen to and didn't have much depth or reason to be said. I can understand one of those three lines there and then either removing the other two or replacing them with more relevant dialogue. Just something I noticed. The script overall was only okay story wise. To me it felt rushed and it was a bit confusing. I understood the main plot, but never understood why sometimes Angie would stand up, flinch, or cause her mother to start gagging on what looked like something you pull out of a shower drain. Also wouldn't you be more focused on the fact that you just hacked up a hairball than everything else for a while? It happened and then nothing came of it, no fear, no concern just "oh hey hairball thats cool MOVING ON". Also... who the heck is that nun? Why is she narrating so much? Kind of reminds me of The Last Airbender where I'm pretty sure it was written like a research paper instead of a moving script. Anyway. I thought it was interesting how the writer decided to kill off the main character, interesting in a good way until it had to end and the end was more uncomfortable than the baby picture that smeared after being cried on. (didn't get that btw). They say that any good actor can make a terrible script great? Yeah Kian did the best he could with what he was given and it's noticeable. Although the strange situations, reaction times and occasional "wait what's?" I found, Kian Lawley did a wonderful job of keeping what he could natural and believable. So script- no good, Kian's acting- good for what he had. This is a movie I suggest watching when you want to watch something a little creepy, with a good lead actor, and at times questionable plot points. Although it was rushed big time, It still earned 3 stars with all of the factors combined. Feel like watching something? Anything? Like supernatural creatures and alright effects? Watch The Chosen... if you want to spend a few dollars. Hope this was helpful.
I watch a ton of horror movies and I've seen some real horrors. "666 The Devil's Child," "Apartment 1303," and "House of Bedlam," come to mind. With that said, I've given up looking for unique storylines in horror movies, so if the flick entertains me, it gets a five-star rating.
Not a bad movie. No real scares, but an original and interesting story. Don't go out of your way to see it, but if you need something to watch, with a slight supernatural twist to it, it's worth 90 minutes of you time
I directed this movie and was one of the writers, so I give it five stars. It was a lot of incredibly hard work. Made a lot of difficult choices every single day of production and had a lot of fun. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Kian Lawley is a joy to watch and Angelica Chitwood is so good in this. I love her work. The rest of the cast gave great performances too.
Thanks to my brother for doing the special effects!
I am a little disappointed firstly I waited months for this DVD, as it was a gift for my daughter, secondly I ordered the horror move "The Chosen" as in the first attached photo, but received the move "Chosen". This was ordered whilst I was deployed in Iraq, and now I have returned to Australia, and no doubt you will be unable to replace the DVD. Thanks! totally disappointed!