The Boy Behind the Door takes one of horror’s most popular tropes and turns it into a gripping movie about friendship. Many times in horror movies, a person will escape only to turn around to save someone. This is usually a small part of the film that does little more than forward the plot. Here, it is the catalyst for a terrifying story.
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.
The Boy Behind the Door comes exclusively to Shudder July 29
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