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The Boy opens tonight at the Hollywood Theatre in Dormont


Last updated 8/17/2015 at 5:47pm

The latest independent film release from Chiller Films opens at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on August 18. The three-night exclusive engagement is the only screening in the state of Pennsylvania and is co-presented by Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention.

“The Boy” comes from the SpectreVision producing team of Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood. It features Rainn Wilson (The Office), David Morse (St. Elsewhere) and Jared Breeze in the title role. The film was written by Clay McLeod Chapman and directed by Craig William Macneill.

The film debuted at the 2015 SXSW Festival and was a nominee for the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Features. “The Boy” is an intimate portrait of a nine-year-old sociopath as he first discovers his taste for killing. Set in an ailing motel on a desolate stretch of Southern highway, “The Boy” celebrates the dark imagination of children left to their own devices and the urge to… experiment.

“The Boy” is the first film in a trilogy aimed at tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, with installments depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18, respectively, and ending with his full transformation to an iconic mass murderer.

Show times are: Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m .; Wednesday, August 19 at 9:15 p.m .; and Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and students with ID and $5 for Hollywood members. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at

The Hollywood Theater is at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont, PA (15216). There is ample parking on street and in metered lots which is free after 6 p.m. week nights. The theater is less than two blocks from the Potomac Avenue light rail transit station.

For more information, call 412-563-0368 or visit the theater’s web site at


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