The Boy – Ashdoc’s movie review

A young (and of course good looking) nanny is called all the way from the United States to Britain to look after a young boy and on arrival she is straightway taken to a surprise by the boy’s parents, though I am not revealing the surprise. It should be enough to reveal that the boy and his parents are all odd, and that things get odder as the movie progresses.

Predictably for a horror movie, the mansion that she has to stay in is eerie and giant in size, with dark corridors; it looks like a castle really. And of course, it is empty and situated in the countryside in the woods where hardly anyone ventures- the perfect and typical setting for a horror movie. In spite of being empty, everything is perfectly in place in the mansion except for the inhabitants’ sanity; now something is definitely wrong with that.

The nanny being attractive, a flirtatious admirer duly appears- the local grocery boy. But even before the two start romancing each other, strange things begin to happen in the mansion and what would be a horror movie without them? Some bad things have happened in the mansion in the past.

The nanny is convinced about a spirit residing in the mansion and nearly manages to convince grocer boy too. But things start to get complicated as the nanny’s dark past is revealed , and the past soon comes to catch up with her in the mansion.

So is the mansion really haunted? And how come the past of the nanny becomes intermingled with the strange happenings in the house? Watch the movie for the answers.

Some scenes are clich├ęd horror movie scenes- the nanny moving along dark corridors and climbing the attic with candles in hand, for example. But when the jolts come- you prepare yourself for a jolt and still the jolt makes your hair stand on end; that’s what I liked about the film.

Lauren Cohan looks good, even sexy, as the nanny. Watch her wearing lacy panties preparing herself for a bath- she gives you the hots without even showing too much skin. Rupert Evans looks too good for a grocery boy.

Photography is good and even better are the colours of the movie. The mansion is beautifully photographed from outside and the photography makes it appear quite eerie from inside. Background score is decent. The director does manage to keep a sense of mystery hanging about in the film. The film cannot be called great , but it does deliver some on the spot entertainment.


Three stars.