The Hollywood Reporter | 'The Boy' Review


It's a wonder that dolls are manufactured anymore, considering how many of them turn out to be haunted or demonically possessed, at least in the movies. Now joining the cinematic ranks of the likes of Chuckie and Annabelle is Brahms, the life-sized porcelain doll who figures prominently in the alternately creepy and silly horror film The Boy.

The story concerns Greta (Lauren Cohan), a young American woman who's taken a job as a nanny to an eight-year-old boy in a rambling mansion in the remote British countryside. Having taken the unlikely assignment to escape romantic troubles, Greta is more than a little surprised to discover that her new charge, Brahms, is actually a doll.

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