Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell
Director: William Brent Bell
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Horror | Suspense | Thriller | 2016
I’ve always heard of this movie, and in the back of my mind have kind of wanted to see it. The fact that there’s a little doll haunting a poor nanny seems creepy enough. Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes on a nanny job with an older couple who treat a doll as their own son. There’s a strict list of rules for Greta to follow as she cares for their “son” while the parents go on a trip. Well, needless to say she doesn’t follow this list because it’s obviously a doll. Soon though, things start to happen and Greta assumes that the doll is actually alive.
At first, I had my ideas on what was going on behind this doll.
I thought that Brahms spirit was haunting the girl, moving the doll like a poltergeist or something. Causing disturbances like a child would from the afterlife. However, it turned into something much more interesting. Brahms had been alive this whole time and living in the walls of the house. I must have missed a backstory part of the film while cooking dinner, but the older man still thought he was a child and was a dangerous one. Which is why the parents left and committed suicide. This aspect of the film reminds me of another film we watched Shut In.
This film had enough creepy thrills to make it not a bore to watch. I would recommend it for a night in with your significant other, particularly in October when scary movies are best watched. I’ll give it a “Liked It” rating (3.5/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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