THE BOY is a feature adaptation of our award-winning short “Henley,” which I co-wrote with director and frequent collaborator Craig Macneill. Our script is based off the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from my novel “Miss Corpus.”

THE BOY was produced by SpectreVision (Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, and Elijah Wood) and Chiller Films. The film stars David Morse, Rainn Wilson, Jared Breeze, Bill Sage, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, David Valencia, and Aiden Lovekamp.

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 a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Here are our screening times and locations:

Saturday, March 14th, 3:45pm, Alamo Ritz
Sunday, March 15th, 7:00pm, Rollins Theatre at Long Center
Thursday, March 19th, 10pm, Alamo Lamar B

To buy tickets, check out THE BOY's page at the SXSW site here.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3:45pm to 5:30pm

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm

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