The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ The Trailer for THE BOY

Honey Buzz ~ The Trailer for THE BOY

There are no shortage of creepy doll movies, and it seems like no one is ready to admit that Annabelle was awful and that we should all just move the fuck along. SO we're excited about a new movie about a haunted doll, right? Guys? 

I didn't think so. 

*sigh* here we go again.
The story: Greta (Lauren Cohan) is a young American (she has a lovely British accent... can we just let her be British for once?) woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family's 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual 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 (really, this is your worst nightmare, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive. 
She totes covers his face right away.

Unnecessary shower sequence!

It's no secret that everyone deals with death, grief and loss in different ways, and there are quite a few horror movies that deal with that exact subject in meaningful, heart wrenching ways... (Pet Sematary being one of the best in my own opinion) and then there are the ones that just make it look like the grieving family is just completely cray cray. In The Boy, compounding the feeling that the elderly couple is on the edge of being packed off to a retirement home is the list mentioned in the film description. Obviously, Greta breaks all the rules, while 'caring' for little Brahms, when really what she should have done is called the local nuthatch and hightailed it back to Ameriker.

Solving horror movie issues in 5 minutes or less, it's like a super power. 

Girl, why are you still here?
What's in the trailer: Well... because it's 2015, everything is in the trailer. Our introduction to Greta, the lovely elderly couple in their spectacular home, and the presentation of Brahms. Witness the rules, presented in all seriousness, which are broken in order, we see Brahms becoming more and more active and agitated, and then shit gets a little haywire. Some jump scares, some exposition... oh yeah, there's a bit about Brahms killing a little girl. 

That escalated predictably. 

If you're not intrigued by this premise (I'm not), wait for this film, also called The Boy which is undoubtably infinitely better. 

But hey, for those of you who like your scares recycled and accompanied by creepy china doll faces, check out the trailer below.

Would YOU check this Annabelle replacement?
The Boy hits theatres on January 22nd.