Terrifying Thriller 'The Boy Behind the Door' To Stream On Shudder This Summer

May 09, 2021 1:00 AM ‐ Movies

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The Boy Behind the Door
'The Boy Behind the Door', the first feature from co-writers and directors Justin Powell and David Charbonier, tells a gripping, powerful tale of survival and friendship in the face of evil.

The movie will stream exclusively on Shudder from Thursday, July 29 in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Shudder is a premium streaming video service that brings fans of horror, thrillers and the supernatural the best selection of entertainment in the genre. Shudder's ever-expanding library of film, television series, and originals is available on most streaming devices with a seven day free trial.

In 'The Boy Behind The Door', a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby played by Lonnie Chavis, and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn.

Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin, who's played by Ezra Dewey. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive or die trying.

Craig Engler, the general manager of Shudder, said "from its first frame, 'The Boy Behind The Door' ratchets up the tension in a way that seems to never let up. Justin and David have tapped into what true evil lurking around in our world today looks like, and I can think of no better place for audiences to experience this unrelenting thrill ride than Shudder."

Filmmakers Charbonier and Powell added, "we are excited to partner with Shudder, the leading voice in the horror space, for the release of 'The Boy Behind The Door'. It's not every day we get to see stories centered on such strong, diverse leads, which Lonnie and Ezra masterfully craft with honest and authentic performances. We hope audiences worldwide will have as much fun watching the film as we did making it."

In addition to Chavis, and Dewey, the film also stars Kristin Bauer van Straten known for her appearances in 'True Blood' and 'Nocturnal Animals', Scott Michael Foster, and Micah Hauptman from 'Homeland'.

'The Boy Behind The Door' had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest before playing AFI Fest, where horror movie journalist, Meagan Navarro, called the film "harrowingly dark" and described it as "an unrelentingly intense, boundary-pushing thriller."

The film was produced by Rick Rosenthal of Whitewater Films, Ryan Scaringe of Kinogo Pictures, Jim Hart, John Hermann and Ryan Lewis. Bert Kern, Nick Morton, and Howard Barish executive produce.

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