Struggling after the hanging of his beloved father, a young boy must protect his much younger sister and a deep, dark secret from the clutches of a murderous preacher.
This unsettling thriller pits good against unholy evil. It’s set along the cursed Ohio River in West Virginia during the 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression. A diabolical serial-killing preacher will stop at nothing in his quest to serve his fancied Lord.
“Boscutti’s John Harper” is a gripping, nightmarish screenplay. It’s a terrifying look at the loss of innocence.
Will the young John Harper escape the tormented preacher out for blood and vengeance.
Will the boy overcome his fears?
Will the boy become a man?
‘Slits your heart like a fine, shiny knife.’ Florence Pontell
‘Sumptuous blend of blood, danger and menacing whispers in the cold, dark night.’ Thomas Nordine
‘Bewitching adaptation goes to the heart and soul of the original novel.’ Louis Caracciolo
‘Disturbing, complex and altogether haunting screenplay.’ Kelvin Quinn
‘Maintains the sustained drive and relentless, mounting terror missing from Laughton’s film adaptation.’ Nessa Taylor
‘American Southern Gothic Horror in all it’s glory.’ Susan Bock
Based on Davis Grubb’s classic Depression-era novel “The Night of the Hunter.”
‘I love Charles Laughton’s intensely expressionistic 1955 film adaptation. But I wanted to go deeper into the original novel by Davis Grubb, wanted to see it from the eyes of the boy. I was stunned to learn the plot was based on the true story of Harry Powers, who was hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children. I started digging from there.’ Stefano Boscutti
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STEFANO BOSCUTTI is an award-winning writer and director.
He loves stories about true mavericks and outsiders who want to change the world. Larger than life characters who either wildly succeed or go down in flames. (Often both at the same time.) Boscutti's stories are usually laced with humor and a ton of irony.read more