The Boy Behind the Door (2020) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • A young boy finds what is meant to be pornographic images of children. No private parts seen but one photo shows the naked chest of what is clearly another young boy.
  • A man pays another man for an hour with a young boy.

Violence & Gore

  • a man is stabbed with an axe
  • a boys entire fingernail comes off and we see it up close
  • we see someone's finger cut off and it falls to the floor. then we see the person wrapping up their bloody hand.
  • 3 different people throughout the movie get cuts on their hands from knives.
  • 12 year old boys are seen thrown to the ground, kicked, and tortured in other ways and it is very disturbing.
  • a boy has an electric thing around his neck that chokes him and he is seen in pain because of this multiple times.
  • someone is tasered.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • this is an extremely intense movie. throughout the entire film, two children are in peril and the acting is so good that it seems even more realistic.


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Sex & Nudity

  • Implied sexual abuse and exploitation of boys

Violence & Gore

  • a man is stabbed in the stomach and we see his dead body multiple times after that with up close visuals of the knife and his blood on the floor.
  • a boy is shot in the leg and then later on a women sticks her fingers in the wound and the boy cries out in pain
  • a women is shot and dies at the end of the film

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