The Boy

The Boy

  • Director: William Brent Bell
  • Countries of origin: United States, Canada, China
  • Language: English
  • Release date: January 22, 2016
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: The Inhabitant
  • "The Boy" is a thriller directed by William Brent Bell and co-starred by Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans . The film was released in North America on January 22, 2016, and in mainland China on April 1   .
    The film tells the story of an American girl, Greta, who came to a British manor as a babysitter, but suffered a series of confusing incidents as a result.


    • Release date January 22, 2016
    • Filming locations Craigdarroch Castle - 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    • Production companies Lakeshore Entertainment, STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Media

    Box office


    $10,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Hoyt 2022-03-31 09:01:03

      A brief commentary from a horror-lover who was kidnapped into theaters…

      It's the first time I've seen such a supernatural thriller, because I did some homework the first time I watched it, and after a certain psychological preparation, it's OK to watch it, and it's not even the word thriller.

      When I watched it, I always felt as if I had been scared by myself many times. When I looked back at the film, I felt that the fear at that time was a bit funny? I wonder if the director just wanted to achieve such an effect.

      Let’s talk about the movie, ooh, the...

    • By Graham 2022-03-31 09:01:03

      scheming girl, wit and violent ex-boyfriend

      At the beginning of the film, the heroine saw the driver peeping at her through the rearview mirror in the car, and she sipped her clothes very alertly and set the tone. She is a very wise woman. The heroine enters the mansion, and the camera switches to the interior decoration. There are specimens of antelope and various animals. The close-up of the eyes of the specimens. In fact, all the eyes of the specimens are cameras, laying the groundwork for the monitoring of the bramhs behind. Bramhs'...

    • By Colt 2022-03-30 09:01:05

      It's actually not as scary as everyone thinks.

      [Spoilers] It's actually quite shocking to see so many people in the comments say it looks good. I am a person who loves watching horror movies, and I have watched a lot of horror movies, so when I saw the first half of the movie, I was willing to believe that there were ghosts. But because I accidentally caught a glimpse of someone saying that there are no ghosts in this movie before watching the movie, so when I watched the plot, I felt that it was a little hard to accept that there were no...

    • By Pat 2022-03-30 09:01:05

      A bold guess about the truth!

      After watching the film "Puppet Contract", I wonder if anyone has such doubts as I do. The truth is not so simple, but it seems to be simple! If you have watched it at least 2 times, you will feel that there are many details faintly revealing the truth of some things! I personally have some in-depth understanding of these details:
      1. The delivery brother Malcolm said at the end: There was a girl who often came to play with boys, and then disappeared, and finally found that the girl's skull...

    • By Gladyce 2022-03-30 09:01:05

      wrong everything, wrong love

      The Puppet Contract, from the name, instinctively thinks that this is a horror movie, but in my opinion, this is actually a sad and perfect movie of family and love. First of all, let's take a look at the plot: It's very simple. A female protagonist was tortured by her ex-boyfriend and finally decided to leave after a miscarriage. In order to avoid her boyfriend, she became a nanny and found out that she was taking care of a doll, and then it happened. A series of bizarre events.

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    • By Chasity 2022-04-24 07:01:13

      Horror puppet movie, similar to the ghost doll or Annabelle movie, the first half of the plot is smooth, the overall pace is flat, the second half is the appearance of the real big devil, but unfortunately the performance is not good, the protagonist escapes after simply destroying the furniture, and the strength in the back is really lacking , the plot themes are all good, some of the plots are stupid, and the suspenseful atmosphere is well created, but it is a pity that the pace control and...

    • By Lizeth 2022-04-24 07:01:13

      The doll looks like a slap in the...

    • By Betty 2022-04-24 07:01:13

      Why the people in the movie never know how to make up the knife, I really don't understand. Speaking of which, this family is so rich, why not live in another place? A lot of places are really incomprehensible. The atmosphere of the film is well rendered, and it is quite scary to play tricks. can...

    • By Lonnie 2022-04-24 07:01:13

      Ten or twenty years have been a "what are you looking at three little"...

    • By Manuel 2022-04-24 07:01:13

      No wonder it's...

    Evaluation action

    Different from the hideous image of the horror dolls in the past, the dolls of "The Boy" can be described as ingenious, exquisite in appearance like an elegant little British gentleman, forming a different kind of contrast with the mysterious and strange temperament of the film, interpreting the advanced Hollywood High quality thriller concept   . (Sina Online Review)
    Unlike the heavy-tasting horror film of plasma flying and broken...
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    Movie quotes

    • Greta Evans: You wouldn't hurt me, would you, Brahms?

    • Malcolm: Okay, I see that you're... a writer from... Phoenix, Montana. You've come here to be inspired by the English countryside and to get away from the hustle and bustle of your life in the U.S. of A.

      Greta Evans: No.

      Malcolm: Close?

      Greta Evans: Um... not at all. No.

    • [last lines]

      Greta Evans: Malcolm? Malcolm! Malcolm!