It may have the same title as this year’s festival hit The Boy, a psycho-drama about a kid obsessed with death, but these two movies couldn’t be further apart. What they do have in common, however, is they’re both about a boy… except this one is a life-sized doll helping a family cope with the death of their actual son. While the last doll we saw on screen was a massive disappointment (I’m looking at you, Annabelle) this one looks rightfully terrifying and stars the amazingly talented Lauren Cohan, who stars in a show you may you have heard of—The Walking Dead.
I first caught wind of this one quite a few months ago and was intrigued not only by the notion of seeing Cohan in a feature length film (a horror one at that!), but the premise alone is so simple and creepy that I knew it was going to be one to gain some traction in the horror community. The film, directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Wer), has premiered its trailer and it leaves quite the first impression. For starters, that doll is shitty-pants creepy and the fact that this poor girl, who has to babysit it, has to follow rules as if it were a real, breathing human has my skin crawling right off my bones. Worst babysitting job ever.
The Boy is due to hit theaters next year on January 22, 2016!
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.
It also stars Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell.
23 thoughts on “Lauren Cohan dolls up for creepy The Boy trailer”
Oh boy. This looks SO creepy. I got a chill just looking at the top photo. That just proves the film crew really knows their stuff, if you can tell a movie’s atmosphere just from a still.
Right? That doll is so damn creepy! Hopefully they can match that with the actual film because this could be really good if they do.
I’m not kidding when I say this gave me the chills. I had to find a thick cardigan to put on!
These are the films that have all the potential to be great, but can also turn into a disaster. I hope this one is executed properly b/c if it is, it could be a horror classic. The doll is as fascinating as it is creepy. Here’s to hoping!
Don’t. Like. That. Photo. !!!
It really creeps up on you. It’s like he’s watching us!
Urgh! You’re giving me the creeps! Lol
This has tremendous potential, looks like ‘The Boy’ could be a winner 🙂 That doll is so creepy too …
That doll is everything. Creepy, mysterious and innocent looking. Looks so legit!
I love this premise, but I’m worried by the trailer that this isn’t going to be scary. What do people reckon?
Same here, I think the premise alone is creepy enough, but it has to translate that onto the screen. There’s a lot of potential here, so we’ll see!
I’m using this as my Friday Night at the Trailer Park feature. Creepy, creepy, creepy. Oh yeah, I giving you a shout-out, Rhino.
It’s such a great trailer and deserves to be shared!
After Wer and this I’m beginning to think that William Brent Bell was having a bad day when helming the Devil Inside.
Yeah no kidding! Let’s hope that’s the case, anyway haha.
This looks so chilling. Can’t wait for it to be released.
Yeah it really does. I love the look of the doll, it’s just so subtly creepy.
The part that creeped me out was when the parents introduce him and the girls laughs. Then we get the harsh looks from the parents and the girls looks very uncomfortable. And who can blame her?
Yeah, it’s unsettling to discover that the parents weren’t kidding around. Creepy stuff!
I’d immediately be out of the house without a second thought.
Lol, right?! Have you seen House of the Devil? Same kind of thing. As soon as you show up to a stranger’s house and something seems off, run away and go as far as your legs can take you!
I have yet to see House of the Devil.