Fans of cultish cel­lu­loid ephemera, pen­cil the last week of January in on your 2016 cal­en­dar because Scream Factory will be releas­ing one of the most off-beat films in their cat­a­log with Sonny Boy. This hard-to-cat­e­go­rize film is a sto­ry of crime and a bizarre fam­i­ly that dou­bles as an alle­go­ry about the dan­gers of child abuse. It’s also got a one-of-a-kind cast: Paul L. Smith, Brad Dourif and David Carradine play­ing a role in drag!. Read on for all the sur­re­al shock­er details, includ­ing details on the new extras this title will have on its first-ever U.S. blu-ray…

SONNY BOY

Bring Home the Provocative Thriller January 26th, 2016

from Scream Factory

SonnyB-bluA wicked­ly off-beat tale of fam­i­ly love gone berserk, the provoca­tive cult clas­sic Sonny Boy makes its home enter­tain­ment debut on January 26th 2016 from Scream Factory.  Featuring a shat­ter­ing, unfor­get­table per­for­mance from David Carradine (Kill Bill) and pow­er­ful sup­port­ing turns from  Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express, Crimewave) and Brad Dourif (Child’s Play, The Exorcist III), Sonny Boy fea­tures the unrat­ed cut and comes load­ed with bonus fea­tures, includ­ing a new audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Robert Martin Carroll, new audio com­men­tary with writer Graeme Whifler, a dig­i­tal file of the first draft of the script, and the orig­i­nal the­atri­cal trail­er. Fans can pre-order their copies now by vis­it­ing ShoutFactory.com.

 

In a remote desert town, a psy­cho­pathic pet­ty crook (Smith) and his trans­ves­tite girl­friend (Carradine) kid­nap an orphaned infant, cage it like an ani­mal, and train it to steal and kill on their com­mand. Years lat­er, when the half-wild Sonny Boy escapes and embarks on a bloody ram­page, the couple’s mon­strous attempt at “child devel­op­ment” pro­vokes the local pop­u­lace into venge­ful retal­i­a­tion. Unlike any film you’ve ever seen, Sonny Boy is an unset­tling, wild­ly bizarre alle­go­ry on the dev­as­tat­ing effects of child abuse and the vio­lent con­se­quences that fol­low.

 

Sonny Boy Bonus Features

  • NEW audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Robert Martin Carroll
  • NEW audio com­men­tary with writer Graeme Whifler
  • Script – 1st draft (acces­si­ble via BD-Rom)
  • Theatrical Trailer