Lonnie Chavis on Being in His First Horror Film with The Boy Behind the Door [Exclusive Interview]

The Boy Behind the Door with Lonnie Chavis

The Boy Behind the Door with Lonnie Chavis

In the young career for Lonnie Chavis, he covered emotional dramas, comedies, comic book television, and even a fantasy-inspired film. Now, he can check off that box for horror thrillers.

Chavis plays Bobby, one of the toy boys mysteriously taken and locked up at a house. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, the young actor knows to choose the right projects that enhance his career and acting chops.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In The Boy Behind the Door, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey), when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, playing his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive or die trying.

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The film also stars Kristin Bauer Van Straten (True Blood), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Micah Hauptman (Parker).

LRM Online’s chatted with actor Lonnie Chavis on his experiences with his first horror thriller. We talked about the blood, violence, being chased around a large house, and his co-stars.

Lonnie Chavis is best known for portraying the younger version of Randall in the popular television drama This Is Us that also stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown. He started acting at the age of six in commercials and modeling. In September 2016, he shot the Showtime pilot White Famous produced by Jamie Foxx. He was featured as the young Cameron in the comedy of Disney’s Magic Camp. Last year, he earned praise in the fantasy film The Water Man, which marked the directorial debut for David Oyelowo.

The Boy Behind the Door is now streaming on Shudder today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Lonnie Chavis below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Shudder

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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