The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.
Studio: STX Entertainment
Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell
Director: William Brent Bell
Writer: Stacey Menear
Producers: Jim Wedaa, Roy Lee, Matt Berenson, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright
Both of my daughters (ages 16 & 28) and I really enjoy scary movies. Though they are both much braver than I am. I often hind my face, and squirm during the “good parts”, so they say. It’s all so much fun! This movie looks really good. More on the spooky, scary side than gory. I like the fact that it is rated PG-13, some of my favorites are. The Boy also features a really good cast. I can’t wait to see what scary shenanigans this boy pulls off.
How about you? Will you be seeing The Boy while he haunts the big screen?