Behind its unpromising title, THE PAPERBOY proves to be a solid psycho-thriller that successfully evokes both character and chills.
The title character is 12-year-old Johnny McFarley (Marc Marut), whose mother has recently died. He murders an elderly neighbor in order to lure her grown daughter, Melissa (Alexandra Paul) back to his Ohio town. A divorced schoolteacher, Melissa arrives for the funeral with her small daughter
Cammie (Brigid Tierney), little knowing that Johnny has planted a radio receiver in her mother's house; he's convinced that she would be the perfect mother for him. At first, Melissa is pleased by the attention Johnny gives her and Cammie, bu...