Meet the Sociopath Known As 'The Boy', Directed by Craig William Macneill
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[SXSW ’15] Meet the Sociopath Known As ‘The Boy’



From Chiller Films and SpectreVision comes The Boy, set to World Premiere at the upcoming SXS Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

“The Boy is set in the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mtn. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—becoming a living ghost, haunting the motel—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis.

The Boy is said to be a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.

Jared Breeze, David Morse, and Rainn Wilson star in the film directed by Craig William Macneill.

Check out the film’s official festival one-sheet below.

THE BOY poster

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