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The Boy Behind the Door2020

The Boy Behind the Door (2020)



Critic Consensus: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Boy Behind the Door

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (12)

This is the most nerve-wracking small horror film that I have seen in a very, very long time.

July 30, 2021 | Full Review…

It's remarkable how much dreadful mileage Messrs. Powell and Charbonier get out of Kevin and Bobby's plight, far more than if the tween boys were simply threatened with death.

July 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The movie does not transcend its virtuosic, almost abstractly taut storytelling.

July 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The debut feature from the writing/directing duo of David Charbonier and Justin Powell is so skillful, precise and well-acted that you'll want to give the film a chance and stick with it, even through some deeply uncomfortable moments.

July 29, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[An] effective use of a simple premise and modest means to create a nicely nerve-jangling thriller.

July 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Its best-friends-for-ever message is barely enough to keep the film on the right side of palatable.

July 26, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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