The Loneliest Boy In The World, a comedic horror film, follows Oliver as he copes with the death of his mother in unusual ways – by digging up her body.

Max Harwood, who plays Oliver and costars with Hero Fiennes Tiffin, recently sat down with uInterview founder Erik Meers to discuss why he decided to take on the part.

“I think it was just really different to the previous roles I had done,” the actor revealed. “I was looking for something challenging and complex, nuanced and also that wasn’t taking itself too seriously, but still enabled me to dig a little deeper than surface level I suppose.”


He also spoke about the message of the movie.

“Yeah, revenge fantasy is an interesting take on it actually,” he said. “That’s definitely something that drew me to it. More than the message, was the opportunity to do things I haven’t done. I’m never going to dig up dead bodies in my real life. I don’t want to go to prison! So we’re gonna not do that, but in movies I haven’t done that. It’s a very physical thing having to dig up bodies. It was a challenge that I thought, ‘Okay, Max. Can you take yourself to that place?'”

Harwood particularly enjoyed the some the creepy moments while filming.

“Everything in the graveyard was wild, especially the stuff in the night,” he said. “It was a real graveyard, but it felt like a massive sound stage because they lit it with this huge moonlight. It was a big circle that looked like a moon and all the streaks of light was coming through the trees. I don’t know if you’ve seen Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where they go to the lake and all the lights come through. It felt like a big, massive set. I enjoyed that. I also enjoyed all the scenes with the zombie family as well.”

The Loneliest Boy In The World is playing in select theaters now.

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