Reminder: “Dissecting Horror” Continues TODAY at 6 PM (PST) with the Creatives of THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

The next installment of the “Dissecting Horror” digital panel series will take place TODAY (Monday, August 2nd) at 6 pm PST and be with the creative talent from Shudder’s The Boy Behind the Door.

Related Article: Tense New Clip from Kidnapping Horror Movie THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR on Sudder July 29th

Panelists include directors Justin Powell and David Charbonier, editor Stephen Boyer, and production designer Ryan Brett Puckett. I’ll be moderating. The Boy Behind the Door is available on Shudder now.

After Bobby and his best friend Kevin are kidnapped and taken to a strange house in the middle of nowhere, Bobby manages to escape. But as he starts to make a break for it, he hears Kevin’s screams for help and realizes he can’t leave his friend behind.

The Boy Behind the Door was an Official Selection at Fantastic Fest 2020 and AFI Fest 2020. The film is produced by Rick Rosenthal, Jim Hart, Ryan Scaringe, John Hermann, and Ryan Lewis, Executive producers include Bert Kern, Nick Morton, and Howard Barish. The film stars Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Micah Hauptman (Rust Creek).

Dissecting Horror will stream on Dread Central’s Facebook and also Twitch Channel. The panel is also available on our official YouTube channel.

Also Read: Harrowing Clip from Kidnapping Horror THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR Will Leave You Gasping

Dread Central and Jordan von Netzer of Projection PR launched “Dissecting Horror” on April 15th, 2020 with a panel focused on horror film scores. Since then, they have produced panels spotlighting stunt coordinators, composers, visual/special effects and the creatives behind FollowedCruiser12 Hour ShiftDon’t Look Back, Hunter Hunter, Willy’s Wonderland, Wrong Turn, Dreamcatcher, Making Monsters, The Banishing, Initiation, The Djinn, and Parallel.



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David Charbonier
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Justin Powell

David Charbonier and Justin Powell are life-long friends and two up-and-coming directors in the horror space. They recently completed their feature film debut, The Boy Behind the Door, which had its world premiere at the 2020 edition of Fantastic Fest and also screened at AFI Fest, during which it was able to garner its current score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s now available to stream on Shudder along with their independent horror fantasy, The Djinn, which was recently acquired by IFC. The Hollywood Reporter called The Boy Behind the Door “a delicate and memorably successful balancing act that effectively contextualizes some deliberately challenging material,” while Bloody Disgusting called it “unrelentingly intense” and “shockingly dark,” noting that “Charbonier and Powell created one impressively ballsy debut.”

Quote from the Directors: “We made this film as a testament to the spirit of independent filmmaking. Our story is framed in horror, but we hope that its themes of strength and survival will encourage children and adults alike to love themselves despite their perceived shortcomings.”


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Stephen Boyer

Stephen Boyer was born and raised in Los Angeles with an interest in filmmaking from quite a young age. As a child, he started making movies in his parents’ backyard and knew very early on that he wanted his career to revolve around cinema. His pursuits led him to film school, where he focused his efforts on editing and the post-production process. After graduating and taking on a plethora of professional short-form projects, Boyer landed his first feature film as an editor in 2019 with The Boy Behind the Door, which had a successful festival run and was eventually released in 2021 by AMC Networks’ Shudder streaming service. Boyer has continued to foster positive collaborative relationships with numerous filmmakers in his career while always working to serve a project’s story above all else. Boyer has also made a concerted effort to teach up-and-coming filmmakers whenever possible, in an attempt to demystify the industry and inspire optimism in cinema as an art form.

RYAN BRETT PUCKETT (Production Designer)

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Ryan Brett Puckett is a Los Angeles-based Production Designer, and member of the Art Directors Guild, Local 800.

Ryan first realized it was possible to create new worlds on his childhood trips to the movie theater. He watched with awe and inspiration as a DeLorean transcended time or a minecart raced through cavernous mazes. These worlds were more thrilling than anything he had imagined, and they set him on a path to create his own places that did not exist.

That path wound through industrial design, fine art, and photography, then blurred into filmmaking and the role of Production Designer. As a Production Designer, Ryan spends each day on set creating that sense of awe he felt as a child so that he can spark others’ imagination in the same way.

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Have you seen The Boy Behind the Door yet? Will you be joining our panel with Justin Powell, David Charbonier, Stephen Boyer, and Ryan Brett Puckett at 6 PM (PST)? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central is now on Google News!



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