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SpectreVision/Chiller Films’ “THE BOY” gets release dates; new trailer

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Childhood can be a terrifying time, as seen in THE BOY, an exercise in screen disturbance from Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision and Chiller Films that now has its debut dates set and a fresh trailer.

THE BOY will open in Los Angeles August 14 and New York and other cities August 18, the same day it also becomes available on VOD. Writer/director Craig William Macneill and scripter Clay McLeod Chapman expanded this feature from their short film HENLEY, based on Chapman’s novel MISS CORPUS, and the cast is headed by Jared Breeze, DRIVE ANGRY’s David Morse, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE’s Bill Sage, CLOVERFIELD’s Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, Aiden Lovekamp, David Valencia and HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES’ Rainn Wilson. The synopsis: “It’s the summer of 1989. Nine-year-old Ted Henley [Breeze] and his father John [Morse] are the proprietors of The Mtn. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—becoming a living ghost, haunting the motel—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby [Wilson], captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship—setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis.”

You can visit THE BOY’s official website here and check out the trailer below the poster.

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