From Chucky to Annabelle to Billy the Saw puppet, creepy homicidal dolls in Hollywood horror flicks have been an inexhaustible source of murderous material to freak fans out. The latest excursion into that well-trodden realm is the upcoming fright film by director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), titled The Boy. It stars The Walking Dead's Maggie, Lauren Cohan, and centers around a naive nanny sent to a spooky old mansion to help care for a deranged couple's artificial son. This looks like a fun little paranormal property waiting to join the exalted ranks of petrifying puppets and demonic dolls of honored horror franchises of the past.
Here's the official synopsis from STX Entertainment:
Greta (Cohan) 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.
Learn the legend of Brahms the Boy in the two teasers titled "Firefighter" and "Nighttime Prayer" below and tell us if you might nurture this new demented doll movie when it's released on Jan. 22.
(Via Horror Society)