This summer saw audiences get reacquainted with Seth MacFarlane‘s foulmouthed bear Ted, but an entirely different character with the same name is coming to cinemas. He’s the center of the upcoming, slow burn dramatic horror “The Boy,” and after hitting SXSW in the spring, the movie is on the way to put a chill on the summer season.
Starring Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Jared Breeze, Bill Sage, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, Aiden Lovekamp and David Valencia, based on the novel “Miss Corpus” by Clay McLeod Chapman and directed by Craig William Macneill, the story follows an isolated nine year-old being raised by his depressed and drunken single father, who falls in with a mysterious drfiter. Here’s the official synopsis:
It’s the summer of 1989. Nine-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 a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.
“The Boy” opens in L.A. in August 14th, goes nationwide in cinemas and on VOD on August 18th. Watch below and read our review.