When two friends are playing ball in a clearing, it seems the ideal day and time to escape to better things. However, after Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend Kevin (Ezra Dewey) are attacked, they awaken in a car boot. Kevin is pulled out and left in a house in the middle of nowhere, trapped in a room. Bobby manages to escape the boot, fleeing for his life, he hears his friends screams and decides to help him. Friends do not leave friends behind. This is at the heart of THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR. A story of friendship and fearlessness. It might seem rather trite but it is deeper and richer than first view but there is much to enjoy here.

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR has something both fresh and familiar at its heart. The fresh, is spinning the home invasion troupe on its head. Spinning into focus that dread, not of our lives being invaded in our safest space, more, children fighting to escape from a safe sapce. Electric and entertaining in a very spirited way. The closest comparison I can reach for, to reflect the style and climate of the film, is of course, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS by Wes Craven. Both films are similiar and different, but deal with children trapped and under horrific menace. Although, what is very interesting about the THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, is that it doesnt rely on the swaggering menace of a demonic adult, more it is the creeping dread of its child actors, who become aware of the deeply unpleseant situation they are in. So as it does, with this palpable meance and discomfort in every step, we watch, at times haunted and other hunted to a conclusion.


Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital 2 May




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