The Boy (2016), Starring Lauren Cohan (Walking Dead)

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  1. Zombie Dude

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    But far better! Lol
     
  2. MisterTwister

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    Not really.

    You knew from the get go that Bad Ronald was within the walls. Not the case of Housebound/The Boy.

    Nice try.
     
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    Regardless, The Pact was before Housebound.

    Nice try.
     
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    I thought The Boy was far better than Housebound. Regardless of the much seen twist, the overall mood of The Boy beat the comedy aspects of Housebound.
     
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    I just watched this. I paid the $6 to rent it and felt I received my money's worth. The story was good and Lauren Cohan is absolutely gorgeous. What more could you ask for?
     
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    really liked this film and I enjoyed the twist as well
     
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    I did too. I must be in the minority, but for some reason, I never saw the twist ending coming. Loved the film and Lauren Cohan was very good. Amazing how good she is at playing an American.
     
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    We watched this last night and I didn't think it was bad at all. I liked the atmosphere of the house. I did find some things to be implausible but that's the nature of horror films I suppose.
     
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    Anyone know why the Bluray is so bloody expensive? $34.98 MSRP - the cheapest I can find online is DeepDiscount for $24. The only extra is an UltraViolet code. I suppose the price will drop in a few months but Universal isn't doing themselves any favors starting it at this price point. :mad:
     
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    Any supernatural horror movie has its fair share of implausibility from the get go - Isn't that right maybrick (cough... Evil Dead.. cough!)
     
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    I'm almost positive I saw it much cheaper in store at Walmart. The trade off is that you have to go to Walmart.
     
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    This thing gave me very pleasant Amicus flashbacks. Its was great. The ending I literally double taked and was like wuh-what? and I liked the final girl empowerment theme was not abandoned in the last reel.
     
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    Yeah..I think it was $19.99 for the Blu and $16.99 for the DVD at Walmart. I never buy newly released films right away. They always come down in price if you simply wait about 6 months. Walmart always lowers many of the latest releases over the past year or so for Black Friday sales. Hell, I don't think I paid more than between $7.88-9.88 for many Blu's by simply waiting awhile.
     
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    Although the film is well-done for what it is, it has a major problem to overcome.......

    If you are in this situation where your dress and jewelry go missing, there are noises in the house and a doll keeps getting moved why do you FIRST believe the doll is possessed over thinking that there could be someone else in the house?
     
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    I hardly ever buy newly released films right away either. There is still a chain of video rental stores where I live called Family Video. I have no idea if they are nation wide or just a Midwest thing, but they always have copies of new releases on sale to buy. Plus the longer I wait, the cheaper the title gets. Usually I wait 6-8 months and I can get a blu-ray for $5. I just bought Crimson Peak for $7. I'll have to pick up The Boy when it gets cheap.
     
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    Yeah, I have a Family Video in town here. I've never gone into the store. I'll have to check it out sometime.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Caught this on amazon prime. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. I had low expectations but I do wish I caught this on the big screen. Don't know if I'll go out and buy it anytime soon, but I think its worth your time if you haven't seen it yet. I think it's been mentioned before but the lead is absolutely breath takenly beautiful.
     
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    Okay, so remember that wave of Bad Ronald inspired "haunted house" movies circa 2012 - 2016? The Pact, Housebound, The Boy, Within, etc?

    I figured they were all ripping off each other, but turns out they were ripping off a 2009 episode of Supernatural that I watched last night. 4x11 "Family Remains". Pretty cool little episode. The coolest part was it was filmed at a house I visited last fall in British Columbia. It's the same house from the infamous X-Files episode "Home". The second it popped up on screen, I was like "hey, I've been there!" I love when that happens.
     

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