The Boy Behind The Door is about 12-year-old best friends Bobby ( Lonnie Chavis ) and Kevin ( Ezra Dewey ). When we meet the two, they are on their way to a game of their youth baseball team. On the fringes of the match, however, they are then overpowered by a stranger and stuffed into the trunk of his car.
The man ( Micah A. Hauptman ) takes the boys to a secluded house and locks Kevin up when Bobby manages to escape. But he doesn’t just let his friend down. With the help of an ancient telephone in the house, the brave boy calls the police. But when she apparently can’t find him and his whereabouts in the middle of nowhere fast enough, he tries to free Kevin on his own. A deadly game of cat and mouse with the kidnapper begins…
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After its German premiere at last year’s Fantasy Filmfest, you can finally bring “The Boy Behind The Door” home with you. The film can already be purchased digitally from well-known providers as video-on-demand for immediate streaming. On March 25, 2022, a limited media book as well as the regular Blu-ray and DVD will be released. All variants with FSK-16 approval can already be pre-ordered from online retailers such as Amazon:
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» “The Boy Behind The Door” as Blu-ray/DVD media book at Amazon *
» “The Boy Behind The Door” on Blu-ray at Amazon *
» “The Boy Behind The Door” on DVD at Amazon *
97% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes
The film has a whopping 97 percent positive reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes English-language review collection site. This means that out of a total of 62 professional reviews listed here, 60 were positive. A very pleasing result for the two director and screenplay debutants David Charbonier and Justin Powell . In the meantime, the duo has even followed up with ” The Djinn – Be careful what you wish for “, which has already been released for home cinema in this country.
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The Boy Behind The Door stars Lonnie Chavis, best known for his longtime involvement in the hit TV series This Is Us, and Ezra Dewey of the crime series Criminal Minds and its spin-off, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders “. Incidentally, Dewey also embodies the young protagonist in “The Djinn”. Also included: Micah Hauptman from “Asher” or “Hunter’s Creek” plus Kristin Bauer from “True Blood”.
Here is another trailer in English that offers partially different scene excerpts:
The Boy Behind The Door Trailer (2) OV