Presented by James M. Tate / 1/31/2016 / No comments / 2016 , horror , lauren cohen
LAUREN COHAN IN THE BOY
|year: 2016 photo: WALKING DEAD ingenue Lauren Cohan channelling Ellen Burstyn from THE EXORCIST|
|A Boy Named Brahms|
And after a while, Greta actually somewhat connects with The Boy, whose name, Brahms, would have been a much creepier title. And she's not entirely alone; hitting it off with a charming Brit who sporadically delivers food to the house... The Delivery (Young) Man.
But during the mounting third act, her big abusive boyfriend, looking like a member of a Metallica cover band, shows up, completely out of the blue, and thanks to him the ball gets rolling as the inevitably lethal doll (why put him in a movie if he isn't?) shows his true colors as the man behind The Boy, a monstrosity not unlike, say, Freddy, Michael or Jason, unveils the kind of wrath that should/could have occurred much sooner so the suspense and palpable danger aren't so spread apart, which made THE BOY an uneven and, in particular scenes before the tables turn, a downright boring melodrama.