Evil always begins somewhere.

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Over the summer, I wrote a review of the psychological horror film The Boy, and about a month later, had the opportunity to interview the writer and director behind it, Craig William Macneill.  The Boy was initially released on video on demand platforms, such as Amazon, and while the Internet offers many wonderful cinematic adventures, some people prefer to own a physical copy of a film.  There’s something comforting in the ritual of selecting a DVD or VHS from your library, blowing off the dust, and trying to figure out which AV setting on your television will allow you to watch whatever movie you have chosen.

Well, soon you’ll be able to do just this with The Boy.  Thanks to Scream Factory, the film will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray on March 1st.

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s what The Boy is about (synopsis courtesy of Bloody Disgusting):

In the summer of 1989, nine-year old Ten Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency-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.

It’s a truly striking film complemented by beautifully stark cinematography.  If you haven’t already, check it out!

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