Sometimes the seemingly best approach people can take to improve their lives after experiencing trauma can ultimately become the very thing that threatens their existence. That’s certainly the case for actor Jonny Beauchamp’s character of Alex in the upcoming horror movie, ‘The Way Out.’
The protagonist’s troubled journey to recovery is chronicled in the drama’s new official trailer. Terror Films released the trailer in anticipation of ‘The Way Out’s distribution on Digital and On Demand on February 10, 2023.
In addition to Beauchamp, the movie also stars Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd (‘The View,’ ’30 Rock’) Mike Manning (‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘This Is Us’) and Ashleigh Murray (‘Riverdale’). The drama was written, directed and produced by Barry Jay (‘Killer Therapy,’ ‘The Chosen’).
‘The Way Out’ follows Alex, an aspiring singer-songwriter who’s also struggling with a drug addict and lingering effects from abuse he endured during his childhood. After his father dies, Alex inherits the family home, and takes in a roommate. His new roommate is a fighter who takes Alex under his wing, teaches him how to fight back and stand up to abusers. But soon his lessons lead Alex down a dark path that threatens his sobriety and his life.
While discussing the film, Jay said: “Absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it gives you the time and distance to gain the clarity to see how badly you were mistreated and the courage to finally do something about it. That was me – I moved out of an abusive household when I was 20 years old. I had been abused until after I was a senior in high school. Severely underweight, shut down, feared everyone and everything and with good reason. Sobriety was a gift that helped me heal through all of that, a day at a time and that is the inspiration for ‘The Way Out.’
“My hope is to send a message to the abuser and the abused. To the abuser, I hope to show the ripple effect of their heinous actions, and how it can boomerang back to them, rightfully destroying their lives. To the abused, I hope to show there is hope, hope for better days, ability to find the self-esteem and strength to create boundaries, how forgiveness can be the thing that helps you finally drop the rock so you can create a better new and healthy life,” the filmmaker added.