Written and directed by American filmmaker Craig MacNeil, The Boy tells the story of Ted Henley, young boy, and his father who runs a floundering family business, the Mt Vista motel. It’s just the two of them since Ted’s mother ran off with a guest years earlier, stealing the motel’s soul and one of its last regular patrons. Since then, Ted’s father has drifted into despondency—becoming a living ghost, haunting his own motel and leaving Ted to fend for himself. In his isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, friendship, or affection, Ted fascination with death awakens.
The chilling and hypnotic thriller features a dark and experimental score by German pianist Hauschka (famous for for his iconoclast usage of the “prepared piano”). The score to The Boy is a unique blend of piano compositions and elements of soundscapes and sound designs from the film.
Chiller Films will release The Boy in theaters on August 14.
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