Producers: Matt Berenson, Roy Lee, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg and Jim Wedaa
Director: William Brent Bell
Star Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Jim Nortan, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell & Jeff Klyne
William Brent Bell a director of the small screen arena had made his directorial debut with Sparkle And Charm. And now in his 2nd directorial outing he has tried to attempt a scare fare with The Boy.
Plot: Greta (Lauren 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.
Aces: The only saving grace of The Boy is the restrained performance of Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans and to some extent the directorial treatment of William Brent Bell.
Minuses: The Boy really relies on the usual dose of non – frightening jumps and scares which is the 1st thing that proves to be the undoing of a horror movie.
Last Word: The Boy is not really a very frightening scare fare. In fact it is pretty much like a standard horror flick.