The Boy

The Boy (2016)

  • Director: William Brent Bell
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
  • Country: China, Canada, USA
Suspense
Jump Scares
Gore

Trailer

Plot

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.

Top Cast

Lauren Cohan
Lauren Cohan
  • As: Greta Evans
James Russell
James Russell
  • As: Brahms Heelshire
Diana Hardcastle
Diana Hardcastle
  • As: Mrs. Heelshire

Critic Reviews

Liked
Nearly free of gore, the film taps into the deep and always welcome vein of the opulently bizarre things that rich, emotionally stunted people get into when they’ve got too much money. Stacey Menear’s script is careful and clever about revealing what Brahms really is, for he’s certainly got a mind and will of his own.
— Inkoo Kang (TheWrap)
Didn't Like
Is it a spoiler to refer to the coda of thriller The Boy as the clumsiest cop out in recent horror history?
— Roger Moore (Movie Nation)