35. The Boy
Release date: 2016
Directed by William Brent Bell
Screenplay by Stacey Menear
Starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
"Greta 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."
The Boy has gotten mixed reviews from critics, but here at 1428 Elm, we rather enjoyed this fun “evil doll” story. With competition like Annabelle and Child’s Play, it’s difficult for any movie about a supposed evil doll to stand out on its own. However, this movie does just that, so if the trailer appeals to you, check the film out on Netflix ASAP. Not getting very much attention upon its release, we feel this movie is quite underrated.
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