SHUDDER, the premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has acquired exclusive rights to Justin Powell and David Charbonier’s terrifying feature debut THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR for release in North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The film will be released on SHUDDER from 29 JULY 2021.
In THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey), 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. 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.
Starring Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us,
White Famous), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn, Criminal Minds), Kristin Bauer van
Straten (True Blood, Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy
Ex-Girlfriend, Once Upon A Time) and Micah Hauptman (Homeland, Rust
THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest before playing AFI Fest, receiving rave reviews at both festivals. 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.
Powell and Charbonier’s follow-up project The Djinn will be released by AMC Networks’ IFC Midnight in North America on May 14.
THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR arrives on SHUDDER on 29 July 2021