Boarding School

Boarding School is a 2018 American horror film written and directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Luke Prael, Sterling Jerins, and Will Patton. The plot is about a boy who is sent to a remote boarding school and discovers something sinister occurring there. The film was first released in the US on August 31, 2018.


Jacob Rathbone is a 12-year-old boy with a fear of the dark who lives with his stepfather, Davis and his mother, Isabel, who is frustrated with her son’s frequent night terrors. After being discovered dancing while dressed in his late grandmother’s dress, Jacob is sent away to a boarding school in the wilderness governed by the eccentric Dr. and Mrs. Sherman. He meets his classmates: social outcasts like a disfigured burn survivor, Phil; Tourette's sufferer, Frederic; autistic Elwood Ramsay; and manipulative Christine Holcomb. Their classes are administered under Dr. Sherman’s strict regime that consists of a Bible Studies curriculum and corporal punishments.