Synopsis: An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Release Date: January 22, 2016
Thoughts: Though it’s not exactly headline silver screen news, let’s face it…dolls are damn scary. From 1978’s Magic to 1987’s Dolls to 1988’s Child’s Play all the way up through The Conjuring in 2013 and its 2014 spin-off Annabelle Hollywood loves to freak you out by turning what should be a harmless plaything into a vessel of terror.
There’s something rather old-fashioned about this first trailer for The Boy, another dolls are killers too thriller, that had me cautiously pencil it in as a film I’m looking forward to in 2016. It feels sophisticated with its English countryside setting that finds a nanny becoming increasingly convinced that the life-sized doll she’s been tasked with tending to is quite alive…and up to no good. There’s ample room for scares here and I’m rooting for this one to be more than your run of the mill bait and switch fright flick.