Ever so often someone takes the zombie genre and adds a level of adorability to the mix. In the new feature from Martin Owen THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD we are at an all time "aww" factor. Not only does the film tickle you on the inside it has a great ED WOOD , EDWARD SCISSORHANDS look to it. THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD is a great mix of the undead and Tupperware.
TLBITW stars Max Harwood as Oliver. Name any creepy guy from Norman Bates to Willard and you get an idea of what Oliver is about. Similar to those gents Oliver has tragically lost his mother. The child services are worried if Oliver can take care of himself and give him the final chance to make friendships and show sustainability. Well, Oliver has a weird outlook on family and friendships and the viewers are treated to an undead 90's sitcom right before our eyes. THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD is packed with laughs and great timing on the release with the halloween themes located throughout. You aren't signing up for too many scares with this one. It's a classic weird kids meets a weird girl and gets picked on by bullies tale. Even John Cusack would give a thumbs up to the relationship dynamics presented in the film.
There are always fantasy driven horror films that walk a fine line between hideous and cute. THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD falls into that category. While not big on the horror elements per se this is for sure a film you could watch with multiple age groups. THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD is a whimsical fairytale and a great change up from most of the films out currently.
THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD is directed by Martin Owen and stars Max Harwood (Everybody's Talking About Jamie), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Woman King, After), Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes), Evan Ross (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Ben Miller (Bridgerton), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), and Jacob Sartorious.
Debuts in select theaters October 14 & on Digital October 18