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Boarding School (2018)

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A young boy becomes fascinated with the persona of his dead grandmother and is sent to an isolated boarding school for misfits run by a mysterious headmaster and his wife.

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Boaz Yakin

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Boaz Yakin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Prael ... Jacob Felsen
Samantha Mathis ... Isabel
David Aaron Baker ... Davis
Michael Wikes Michael Wikes ... Rabbi
Barbara Kingsley ... Tsipi Landau
Robert John Burke ... Mr. Holcomb
Owen Zamsky Owen Zamsky ... Rupert Holcomb (as Owen Zane Zamsky)
Charlotte Ubben ... Mrs. Holcomb
Sterling Jerins ... Christine Holcomb
Matthew Miniero ... Zachary
Will Patton ... Dr. Sherman
Chris LaPanta ... Claude
Tammy Blanchard ... Mrs. Sherman
Nadia Alexander ... Phil
Stephen Bogardus ... Phil's Father
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A young boy becomes fascinated with the persona of his dead grandmother and is sent to an isolated boarding school for misfits run by a mysterious headmaster and his wife.

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, bloody images, some sexual material, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'Internat See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Not A Slasher But Horror Nonetheless
23 October 2018 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

The situation is where the horror lies in this film. This is about a boy who is on the verge of entering his teen years and having some trouble with facing his fears and coming to terms with his identity after the death of a grandmother he never knew. This results in behavior that is distressing to his mother and stepfather and he is sent to a boarding school in an attempt to "fix" him. The school isn't what it seems and he, along with other misfits, try to understand what is going on around them as strange occurrences seem to more and more frequently.

This is low budget but well done. The actors, especially our lead, did a fantastic job. The story is slightly shaky but I believe it could've been easily cleaned up with a better script. The camera work was well done with some really great shots deeper into the movie. For me, it seemed a bit long and it took a while for things to really get going but despite this, it held my attention throughout.

This was a pleasant low budget surprise. It deserves a recommendation. Give it a chance.


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