The Shudder catalog continues increasing with the additions of the movies that became instant favorites in the horror festivals circuits last year. This year they released on their streaming platform titles like Fried Barry (2020) and Psycho Goreman (2020), and now it’s the turn for The Boy Behind the Door (2020).
This horror and mystery thriller takes place in a night where unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend Kevin 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.
This is the new movie written and directed by David Charbonier and Justin Powell, the duo responsible for horror-thriller The Djinn (2021), which was released recently. Lonnie Chavis, Ezra Dewey, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Scott Michael Foster, and Micah Hauptman as The Creep form the main cast.
The Boy Behind the Door (2020) was part of the Philadelphia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and AFI Fest in 2020 where it got a pretty positive reception from the audience. Shudder has scheduled the film for a release on July 29, 2021. Here you can watch its official trailer.