The Boy

Emmy says:
Great psychological thriller, that didn’t go where I expected. The small cast allows for good character development and the film isn’t cheapened by opportunistic jump scares. Very enjoyable. 7/10.

Jeff says:
I like to think I’m a fan of horror films, but there are some that just don’t “do it” for me. These are the so-called “torture porn” films, slasher films, or ones involving creepy dolls.  Having said that, this was very well made and had some surprising twists and turns that were unexpected. I’m not sure it rates high on character believe-ability (there are “people being stupid” issues), but if you buy the premise it’s not too far-fetched. Pacing is good, it’s more a psychological thriller than horror. I’m still not sure it’s really “my thing”, but as an example of the type it was quite good. 5/10.