the boy 2 first look

Remember Brahms, the creepy doll at the center of The Boy? He’s back, and he’s filthy. A new The Boy 2 first look gives us a dirt-covered glimpse of Brahms, and his new friend – whomever that may be. If you’ve seen the original The Boy, then you know the upcoming sequel is going to have to change things up considerably in order to keep its story going. For now, though, we’ll have to make due with the first look below.

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the boy 2

The Boy, the 2016 film about a creepy doll that looks like Jared Kushner, is getting a sequel. In The Boy 2, Katie Holmes will find herself facing off against Brahms, a doll with a dark secret. Of course, if you saw the first film, you already know what that secret is. But that’s not going to stop original Boy director William Brent Bell from telling this story.

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2016 Was a Banner Year For Horror

best horror movies of 2016

If you grab an average person off the street and ask them how they feel about the recently departed 2016, they’d probably give you a detached thousand yard stare. Or burst into tears. It was, for the world as a whole, not a great time to be alive. However, it was a great year for horror movies. And that makes a twisted sort of sense. As we discover new ways to fear and despair, the movies will react accordingly. Whether by accident or design, horror cinema represented everything we dread in 2016. How it will react to the actual events of this past year has me fascinated…and terrified.

Looking back at the past twelve months, it’s astonishing just how good horror cinema has been. It was there when we needed it, offering an avenue of escape and, when necessary, a dark mirror to examine our inner demons.

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the boy trailer

It’s official: between the new trailer for The Boy and the upcoming sequel to Annabelle, possessed dolls are officially a trend. Ready your spec scripts, ladies and gentlemen. Murderous inanimate objects are in.

The new trailer for The Boy does look familiar, but comfortably so. Sometimes, all you need is a movie where a toy stalks a woman (Lauren Cohan, a.k.a. Maggie on The Walking Dead) through an oppressive Gothic mansion, forcing our in-over-her-head heroine to solve mysteries, survive countless jump scares, and maybe escape to the end credits with some breath left in her lungs. The killer doll subgenre of horror cinema may not be the most respected corner of the genre, but it has its moments.

Watch the Boy trailer trailer after the jump.

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