Synopsis: A young American woman, Greta, takes a job in the English countryside caring for a boy, Brahms, who turns out to be a life sized porcelain doll.
Director: William Brent Bell
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix (US): Yes
Jump Scares: 11 (1 major, 10 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Some jump scares throughout although they are not as prominent as many modern horror movies, instead The Boy is more of a slow-burn relying on a dark, creepy atmosphere.
Jump Scare Times
6:05 – Greta is surprised by Malcolm.
25:52 – Greta is pulled into the family portrait before waking from a nightmare.
36:03 – The attic door suddenly closes trapping Greta inside.
38:05 – Greta sees a figure causing her to scream and fall down.
40:35 – The attic stairs pull up as Greta and Malcolm are talking.
45:56 – During another nightmare, Brahms’ head suddenly snaps back after Greta moves it.
1:19:58 – A mirror shatters beside Cole.
1:21:34 – As Greta and Malcolm try to escape they run into Brahms.
1:22:18 – Greta goes to open a door and Brahms is standing behind it.
1:24:47 – Greta sees something move while looking through a gap.
1:24:55 – Brahms breaks through a wall behind Greta and Malcolm.
(Major scares in bold)