BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Look at me seeing new horror films! This one has only recently come out! I am proud. Anyway, The Boy; A young woman, Greta, takes a job in an old English mansion to babysit a child, only to find this no ordinary child.... DUH DUH DUHHHHHH.
I kid about seeing it when it has only just come out, but I am so so glad I did, I actually really liked this film - like really really liked it.
From the start, you're hooked, you like the characters, (Yes, Greta is a little rude walking into the house and investigating it without being allowed to, but hey, that is a cliche thing to do in horror films...), all the characters have the correct gut feelings about them, the old couple are weird, the boy is creepy, and the friendly handsome stranger is nice but also a suspect.
So, if you hadn't already guessed, they pretty much nailed it character wise and location wise. The house is also the creepiest thing, even making my mother say that she wouldn't go there unless could go full Changing Rooms on their behinds...
If there was a training school for keeping the tension, the crew of this film could teach it, you could cut this tension with any type of knife, even one of those kiddy knives in the fake kitchens you can get...
It's really good at tension, only problem, the trailer gives one very good jump away... Bad editing that was. But apart from that, the scares in this hold the tension and then leads into a jump - which I do normally hate, but these aren't cheap jumps. They are well thought out and aren't just loud noises, I won't mention any of them, as I don't want to spoil any, just watch it and hold onto your bladder.
I loved the twist, but I can see how some could hate it, as in some ways, if you thought about it hard enough, like most twists, but Fight Club, you could work it out. I would recommend you not to though, as they do do it well, the twist comes out of nowhere and from somewhere you don't expect.
I liked this film, a lot, and I didn't know much about it at all, which is exactly what I am doing here, I am stopping this here, as I don't want to say too much about a good film. I will say one thing; GO AND SEE IT. It scared my mother, which always shows a good film. She's a tough cookie.
Lauren Cohan, you chose well with this film, as everyone will compare it to The Walking Dead. Must have been a relief not to be almost eaten for once too...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..