Release Date: 12 October 2016
Format:  DVD Blu-ray
the-boy-dvdStarring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell

Maggie from The Walking Dead, aka Lauren Cohan, finds something more frightening than zombies when she takes a job as a nanny in a rambling old mansion in rural England – the kind with hidden rooms and a sinister family portrait on the wall. The boy she’s there to look after is named Brahms, only he’s not a boy – he’s a child- sized doll that’s become a stand-in son for an elderly couple who lost the real Brahms in a fire, and can’t let him go. Leaving a strict set of rules to be followed, the ‘parents’ depart, but is Cohan really alone in the old dark house? Despite, or because of, the bonkers premise, this gothic chiller becomes curiously compelling and manages to sidestep the clichés of creepy doll movies: this isn’t Chucky. But if you’ve seen enough horror movies, you’ll quickly guess where this one is headed.

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