An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Greta 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.Written by
Lauren Cohan signed on to star in the lead role of the film on January 23, 2015, which by then had been retitled The Boy (2016). See more »
The telephone in the house makes the USA dead tone (blips) rather than the UK dead tone (a continuous tone). See more »
Okay, I see that you're... a writer from... Phoenix, Montana. You've come here to be inspired by the English countryside and to get away from the hustle and bustle of your life in the U.S. of A.
Um... not at all. No.
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Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo
Composed by Edward Elgar
Performed by Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat See more »
I watch a lot of horrors, I've rated about 800 so far (and probably seen about 300 more at the very least).
And although this is not one of the better horrors I've seen I'd say it's still definitely above average.
It's a mystery so I can't really talk too much about the movie without hinting at spoilers and such so I'll keep that to a minimum.
It's basically a creepy doll movie but not overly silly made like for instance 'DEAD SILENCE (2007)' or a slasher-doll movie like the Chucky- movies it takes it's time to develop and keeps the mystery going for quite some time, which makes it feel a bit like a psychological thriller and keeps us wondering what's going on and what's next.
Lauren Cohan who plays Maggie in the TV-series 'The Walking Dead' handles the lead well, and the cinematography is stunning.
So yeah if you're looking for a new horror movie to watch this is a valid choice.
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