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The Boy (2015)

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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... John Henley
Jared Breeze ... Ted Henley
Rainn Wilson ... William Colby
Bill Sage ... Sheriff Deacon Whit
Mike Vogel ... Dad
Zuleikha Robinson ... Mom
Aiden Lovekamp ... Ben
David Valencia ... Marcus
Sam Morse Sam Morse ... Derek
Andres Echavarria Andres Echavarria ... Clayton
Luisa Brooke Luisa Brooke ... Alyson
Amalia Santa Maria Amalia Santa Maria ... Jennifer (as Amalia Santamaria)
Manuela Guerra Manuela Guerra ... Sara
Hong Kyu Park Hong Kyu Park ... Tommy
Victoria Escobar Victoria Escobar ... Lana
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Henley See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia

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Color
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Based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from the novel "Miss Corpus" by Clay McLeod Chapman. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1989. When Ted and the other boy explore the sewer tunnel, Ted uses a multi-LED flashlight. LED flashlights were invented in 1998, and were not commercially available before 2001. See more »

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The Little Hero
Performed by Jeffery Alan Jones
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Absolutely Brilliant
12 March 2016 | by politehereSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I generally do not like Drama movies because more often than not I find them to be excruciatingly slow and boring. I'm a huge horror movie fan. The Boy is not your typical horror movie. In fact, it's not even scary for the most part. I had no idea what it was about before watching it and only through reading the IMDb reviews after watching the movie found out that it was trying to show us how a sociopath was born. Surprisingly, I did not get bored at all during the movie because I found the shots to be artistic and I could feel the loneliness the boy had to endure. The ending made me feel so bad that I thought to myself "this has got to be true terror", in spite of the fact that I have a liking for jump scares, which were completely absent from this movie. This movie is not for everyone. Most people will bash it for being too slow, but it's the slow built-up that will make you terrified at the end. Also, the movie creates false expectations and sympathy for the wrong guy, which is a quality I absolutely love to see in any movie.

8/10 for a perfect atmosphere, good acting and an effective ending.


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