A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in The Boy (review), one of the first big horror releases of 2016. The film hit theaters back in January, and it’s already headed to home video courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The creepy doll thriller debuts on Digital HD on April 26, 2016 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on May 10, 2016.
Special features, if there are any, haven’t been announced.
William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) directed the Stacey Menear-penned film. Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”), Jim Norton (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Diana Hardcastle (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Ben Robson (“Vikings”), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), and James Russell (“Blue Bloods”) star.
Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who 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.