The Boy (2016)
William Brent Bell
Matt Berenson, Roy Lee, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Jim Wedaa
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
Lakeshore Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment
In a Dark Place
1 Hour and 37 Minutes (97 Minutes)
Every child needs to feel loved.
From the fairly active during the last decade, Director William Brent Bell (the devil inside her, Stay Alive, Wer) comes this interesting horror film with the simple title. "The Boy" had me pose for some reason a pleasant feeling of waiting, although it seemed like neither innovative project resembled something very subversive about the horror genre.
Eventually after the titles had a smile of satisfaction. No, I wasn't impressed by "The Boy" but I feel a lot better than a lot of bad horror films that circulate in the Piazza with the sack this season and clearly more fresh and inventive. By the time the young nanny isolated in imposing old-fashioned home of elderly couple, unfolds an intriguing tangle of mysterious and often terrifying events to shake.
Some of the production techniques used the horror we have seen (the so-called jump scares) and does not constitute an invention of Bell. However, the American filmmaker managed to build a solid contrived film and overcome the real matter arising mainly in staple part. The shots inside and outside the home is impressive. Treat well the camera every time the unknown perpetrator leading lady troubling and aptly focuses on faces and other objects supporting the emergence of hair-raising and enigmatic atmosphere.
Two of the early titles of the film was The "Inhabitant" and "In a Dark Place" while the nanny's role was initially to embody the actress Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Suburgatory).
Success is judged and the film's attempt to mislead the viewer's suspicions by pointing in a particular direction but ultimately made the surprise with that shocking reversal towards the end. And after the shock revelation follows a very intense and exciting fifteen-twenty that nails.
Without neglecting its weaknesses (e.g. the unconvincing ease with which the hero accepts the supernatural nature of the doll) "The Boy" is a good suggestion and will satisfy those who seek kaloskinothetimeno terror with moderate doses of originality. If the end was the same tailor you were talking about the big surprise and will definitely liked it even more.
The BoyMovie Review Highlights
- The frightening scene with the hand coming out of the frame and grabs the protagonist.
- Grabbing the clothes of the heroine from unspecified offender during bath.
- The terrible revelation to the finale and especially this terrifying "being" that appears in the mirror!
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Atmosphere of mystery and concern, good interpretations, awe-inspiring decorations, meticulous direction, inspiring and very scary revelation about what's going on.
Some conveniences and rough stuff in the script, show various clichés and common idiom jump the horror scares.