In the world of horror films, horror comedies have found a nice little niche of their own. Made even for people who can’t watch hardcore horror films, these serve as a bridge between the world of comedies and gore. Put some horror, and mix some gore along with a few drops of comedy and you have a perfect formula that reaches a wider audience. Say welcome to the newest horror-comedy in town, “The Loneliest Boy in the world”, which deals with a happy sprinkling of gore mixed with social anxiety, family, and escapism.
Directed by Martin Owen, this movie is about a boy Oliver who lived in 1987 and suffers from social anxiety. After the sudden demise of his mother, he has to make friends or go to an asylum. Devastated, he ends up in a cemetery where he witnesses the funeral of a pretty popular boy. Running out of options to make friends, he digs the corpse up and takes it home pretending it is his friend. He continues doing the same till he has a family of corpses around and to his surprise they kind of come to life overnight. The film then follows their adventures and misadventures while keeping it all a secret from the world outside.
Starring Max Harwood, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Susan Wokoma, Evan Ross, Tallulah Haddon, Hammed Animashaun, Jacob Sartorius, Ben Miller, Alex Murphy, Nicola Roberts, and Ashley Benson, the film has a pretty well-put-together resemble who provide the audiences with a varied range of emotions. Along with the gore that involves the zombies with the added bonus of comedy, it is a plus that the film also touches on issues of social anxiety and a family which is pretty weird but as interesting as it can get. Max Harwood’s portrayal of Oliver makes you want to root for him and his peculiar family. With an interesting plot, this film is for everyone who loves zombies and family drama, and socially awkward characters.
Where to Watch and Stream ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World’ Online?
The Loneliest Boy in the World is now streaming on Paramount+.