Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Boy

Digital Release Date: April 26, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 10, 2016
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $34.98
Studio: Universal

A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in the horror-thriller The Boy, starring The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan.

Lauren Cohan and "friend" in The Boy

Lauren Cohan and “friend” in The Boy

Greta (Cohan) takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village.  She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that they care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their 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.

Directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), the movie also stars Jim Norton (The Eclipse) and Rupert Evans (TV’s The Man in the High Castle).

Poorly received by critics, the movie still went on to earn a not-bad $36 million at the domestic box office during its run in U.S. theaters beginning in late January, 2016.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.