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The Boy: Life-sized doll comes to life

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 2:00 AM
A nanny takes a job where the parents care for life-size doll to cope with the death of their actual son in ‘The Boy’.

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 eight-year-old is a life-size 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 is a psychological horror film directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear. The film stars Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans.