‘Boy In The Attic’ Lifetime Movie: True Story Elements In New TV Thriller Starring Abbie Cobb, Max Lloyd-Jones

Boy in the Attic, a brand new TV movie thriller, debuts this weekend on the Lifetime Channel. Also known as Secrets in the Attic, the new movie is directed by Paul Shapiro and written by Christine Conradt and Ken Sanders.

Boy in the Attic stars Abbie Cobb as Callie Davis, Max Lloyd-Jones as Michael Collins, Gina Holden as Rachel Davis, Michael St. John Smith as Sheriff Paul Blackwell, Iain Belcher as Jordan, Christina Jastrzembska as Evelyn Davis, Reese Alexander as Officer Morris, Kyle Rideout as Ed Brinson, David Lewis as Eric Benson, Marilyn Norry as Marjory Brinson, Haig Sutherland as Tommy Smith, Kurt Evans as Marty Davis, and Jason Wingham as Roy, according to Gulf Breeze News.

Synopsis Of Boy In The Attic On Lifetime

It appears that Lifetime and their fans love attic movies, judging by the success of Flowers in the Attic, a remake that Lifetime premiered in 2014. This week, they’ll unleash Boy in the Attic, which tells the story of Callie, a 17-year-old teen who inherits an old house that was left to her and her mother, Rachel, by her grandmother, who recently died.

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But what sounds like a good way to cash in turns into a bizarre twist of events that leads to Callie finding love in the wrong place. It seems that just before selling the house, Callie discovers a leak coming from the vent. When she is told by her mother to investigate further by taking a look into the attic, Callie finds an 18-year-old boy living there — a boy who has been watching Callie and her mother’s every move through the holes in the vent. But, Callie’s fright turns into intrigue after she learns the boy’s story and agrees to keep everything a secret. In the meantime, the teen girl falls madly in love with the stranger even though she learns that he is wanted for murder.

This 90-minute flick does look interesting, doesn’t it? It makes one wonder if something of this sort could happen in real life. Well, of course, it can. Check out this unbelievable true story below.

  • In 2012, a Rock Hill, South Carolina, a woman named Tracy discovered that an ex-lover was living in her attic. It became apparent after the woman heard noises upstairs and saw nails popping out of the wall. When she sent her older sons up to the attic to find out what had caused the noise, they found a man sleeping there. The man turned out to be an ex-inmate and ex-boyfriend who had just been released from jail. Instead of moving on with his life after his release, he made a beeline for the woman he dated 12 years earlier, according to a report by the Inquisitr.
  • Tracy, whose last name was not published, since the man was still on the loose, said that she met him when he came to her home to make a repair before they eventually started dating.
  • The man urinated and defecated in cups during his stay, according to the Daily Mail.
  • What made the story particularly bizarre was that the man was able to watch Tracy in her bedroom through the spaces in the vent. After he was found hidden in her attic, Tracy’s children were terrified to sleep in their rooms.

Cast Info For Boy In The Attic On Lifetime

Actress Abbie Cobb (IMDB)

“Abbie Cobb can be seen in the recurring role of ‘Kimantha’ on the popular ABC series,Suburgatory (2011). She also co-stars in two upcoming feature films: Moms’ Night Out (2014), from TriStar Pictures, and the period drama, The Umbrella Man (2014). Prior to ‘Suburgatory’, Cobb had recurring roles on both CW’s 90210 (2008) and ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008). Cobb grew up in Nebraska as the youngest of three sisters.”

Actor Max Lloyd-Jones (IMDB)

“Max Lloyd-Jones was born on February 26, 1991 in London, England as Maxmillian Edward Lloyd-Jones. He is an actor, known for War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Scream: The TV Series (2015) and iZombie (2015). Has a younger sister and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

Filmed in Canada, Lifetime’s Boy in the Attic is produced by Pender Street Pictures 4 with distribution provided by Reel One Entertainment and Lifetime Television. Executive producers on this latest feature are Sebastian Battro, Tom Berry, David DeCrane, Gilles LaPlante, and Ken Sanders.

Watch Boy in the Attic this Saturday, August 20, at 8/7 p.m. Central on Lifetime. In the last few weeks, Lifetime has premiered two good movies: Sorority Nightmare and My Stepdaughter.

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