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The Reflection

“The Boy” leaves the audience with chills

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Running Time: 97 minutes

The official movie poster for "The Boy". Photo Courtesy of movieinsider.com

The official movie poster for “The Boy”. Photo Courtesy of movieinsider.com

Rating: PG-13

Directed by William Brent Bell

Distributed by Capelight Pictures

Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Ben Robson, and Diana Hardcastle

The Boy is a chilling horror movie with a unexpected plot twist at the end that leaves the audience panicked and slightly confused. The plot of the movie consists of a young American woman named Greta (played by Lauren Cohan) who takes a nannying job for an English family, only to find an alarming dismay that the said 8-year old child is actually a life size doll that the parents take care of like a real human boy. Greta is given a list of strict rules to follow when caring for the eerie doll, but disregards them without thinking anything of it, until frightening events keep occurring inside the large, old gothic mansion in which she is staying. As she learns more about the past of the family and the “boy” named Brahms, Greta begins to believe that there is a spirit living inside the doll.

The Boy is perfect for the type of people that love horror films, but hate blood and gore. The film is filled with sudden scares supported by intense background music to build suspense and make the audience jump out of their seats. The directing and acting were admirable, and the filming showcased the the beautiful scenery and eerie mansion setting during transition clips.

Yet, when the end of the movie comes along, the explanation for the thrilling plot is never completely understood and almost ruins the whole story. Inferring and trying to comprehend the story is difficult when the information doesn’t thoroughly come together. Overall, The Boy has a “creepy doll” appeal similar to the movies Child’s Play and The Conjuring. The audience will be at the edge of their seat the entire movie but ultimately let down at the end. The movie deserves a 3.5 out of 5 stars rating for its tremendous beginning but disappointing ending.

Sierra Veenkant

I'm Sierra Veenkant, I am in 11th grade and this is my first year on the newspaper staff. I am a competitive dancer and dedicate a lot of my time to that. I write the beat reports on the Enviornmental Club for the newspaper and enjoy writing other articles relating to the arts.


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