If you can’t make friends… dig some up instead? In the new gothic horror-comedy The Loneliest Boy in the World, Oliver turns to an unusual source for companionship: zombies.
The aesthetic and tone of The Loneliest Boy in the World looks to hit somewhere between Edward Scissorhands and Pushing Daisies, a mix of cotton-candy coloring and the macabre. See for yourself in the trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD is billed as a modern fairytale—except with zombies. When the sheltered and unsocialized Oliver (Max Harwood) is tasked with making new friends after the sudden and devastating death of his mother, he decides that digging a few up (literally) might be his best bet. However, when he awakens the morning after his excavating escapades, he discovers that his newly acquired friends have mysteriously come to life overnight, launching them all into a series of misadventures as they try to keep their secret safe from neighbors, classmates, and social workers alike.
The Loneliest Boy in the World stars Screen International’s “Star of Tomorrow” Max Harwood as Oliver. Additional stars include Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Susan Wokoma, Evan Ross, Tallulah Haddon, Hammed Animashaun, Jacob Sartorius, Zenobia Williams, Sam Coleman, Mitchell Zhangazha, Nicola Roberts, Alex Murphy, and Carol Anne Watts, with Ashley Benson and Ben Miller.
The film comes from writer Piers Ashworth and director Martin Owen.
The Loneliest Boy in the World premieres in select theaters October 14. It will also hit digital and on demand October 18.