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The Boy Behind The Door

Thriller
Available on VOD: 10 maart 2022
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Californication)

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old, Bobby, and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another deranged stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive…or die trying.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: a gripping twist on the home-invasion thriller, first-time feature directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell plunge two tween boys into escalating peril, relentlessly intensifying a cascading series of lethal threats over the film’s excruciating runtime.
  • Allhorror.com: a heart-stopping, atmospheric indie that one must watch in order to understand how it makes you feel. Truly stellar performances from the kids and the captors bring this movie to life.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: The fear, tension, and terror are relentless and beyond palpable.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: The Boy Behind the Door is phenomenal. Full stop. From the actors to the setting and the use of darkness both visually and thematically, this is a film to watch. 9/10.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A truly excellent slice of cinema that will leave your knuckles glowing white.
  • Combustiblecelluloid.com: A gripping, hypnotic feature.
  • Escapeintofilm.com: Difficult to watch, hard to stomach but impossible to turn away is the best warning that can be given. Pure concept executed with chilling efficiency, this thriller will have the audience holding its breath from start to finish.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: This film is one of the best I’ve seen. The Boy Behind the Door is a strong horror-thriller that’ll keep most people on the edge of their seats the entire 88 minutes.
  • Horrorfuel.com: Charbonier and Powell exhibit dazzling craftsmanship in their feature-length debut, from their stirring use of light and shadow to their realistic-sounding dialogue between the two young friends, to their breathtaking timing with suspense. A must-see.
  • Screenzealots.com: A tense, effective, and unrelenting thriller.
  • BloodyDisgusting.com: unrelentingly intense, shockingly dark thriller.
  • Rottentomatoes.com: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans. 97% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! See all reviews here.

The Djinn

Horror
Available on VOD: 2 juni 2022
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Rob Brownstein (Bosch, The Young and The Restless), Tevy Poe

Dylan Jacobs, a mute twelve-year-old, discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul.

Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.

Reviews
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: There’s not an ounce of fat here, just a streamlined story packed with intensity and scares. Charbonier and Powell spin gold out of hay, weaving a chilling fairy tale that keeps you engaged throughout.
  • Filmthreat.com: Scary and harrowing with a shocking and impactful ending. The acting is perfect, and the visuals are a masterclass in creating tension.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Excels where it matters most; thrills, scares, and an empathetic, resourceful lead that fights back just as much as he flights.
  • Blu-ray.com: there’s some heaviness to the second half of the picture, which eventually gets around to real-world trauma, examining the root of Dylan’s torment.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Diverges from routine and one-ups its big studio brethren with an unexpected epilogue.  I’m all for heart-rending horror that dares to eschew happy endings and “The Djinn” delivers a ripper that’s damn near diabolical in its implication.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: The camerawork framing this is brilliantly handled. Dewey is an excellent choice of lead, needing nothing so crude as dialogue in order to express himself and invite the viewer into his world.
  • UKfilmreview.co.uk: Plenty of tense moments and creepy images punctuate the heartbreaking, age-old cautionary tale about getting what you wish for.
  • Voicesfromthebalcony.com: Keeps the audience on edge and off guard for most of the film. And that includes an ending that I certainly wasn’t expecting,
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