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The Boy (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 14 March 2015 (USA)
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
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Ben
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Marcus
Sam Morse ...
Derek
Andres Echavarria ...
Clayton
Maria Luisa Ruiz ...
Allyson
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Jennifer (as Amalia Santamaria)
Manuela Guerra ...
Sara
Hong Kyu Park ...
Tommy
Victoria Escobar ...
Lana
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

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Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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

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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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Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
Written by Albert Hammond (uncredited) and Diane Warren (uncredited)
Performed by Jefferson Starship (as Starship)
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Ignore the morons, this is brilliant filmmaking
14 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Boy follows the evolution - or the beginning of it - of a young boy from troubled son of a failed motel manager, to budding serial killer. Cinematography and music score are simply outstanding, as are the performances by the whole cast, and the film carries a tremendous atmosphere of brooding menace, whilst simultaneously capturing the carefree curiosity - and cruelty - of a lonely child. I am saddened, but not surprised, by the lazy, idiotic reviews given by some people on this site - just so you know guys, this is how stories are supposed to be told, unfolding naturally to a great climax rather than throwing five murders into the first few minutes and then having absolutely nothing else to say for the next ninety... and all shot on "found footage", blah blah blah. True kudos to the director; this is a terrific calling card from a real filmmaker that will hopefully start a great career.


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