Sometimes it’s hard to tell what movie’s will get a sequel. Is it simply box office success that necessitates the move. Does horror get a special pass, just because they can easily be churned out on the cheap? Maybe is likely the answer, because we’re getting a follow up to 2016’s hit The Boy (it made more that 6x the budget), in the form of Brahms: The Boy II. Don’t believe us? Well, as the headline indicates, we’re got a trailer saying this is a thing. Take a look
As per usual, here’s your short and possibly marginally helpful official synopsis:
“Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
Katie Holmes stars in STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s BRAHMS: THE BOY II, alongside Christopher Convery (Gotham), Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experience) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch). William Brent Bell returns to direct BRAHMS: THE BOY II.”
Going out on a limb here, reserved for whackadoodles, but that looks potentially fun. Not great, but at least like it wants to lean into something bonkers, for the sake of leaning into something bonkers. In most series, that would be a bad idea. In the realm of horror, it’s probably the best move. Part of what made the 80’s and 90’s such a joy to behold when it came to this genre, was the balls to the wall carelessness with which some sequels were handled. Having there be a “secret truth” to Brahms and flying off the rails, seems like the best route to go.
Is this more of what you hoped for from Brahms: The Boy II? Did you enjoy the original’s twist ending? Do you head the bwrammmm score sting from Inception anytime you say Brahms inside your head? Let us know what you think about all these, in the space below the story. Good or bad, you can see what the doll is up to next, when Brahms: The Boy II creeps into theaters on Feburary 21, 2020.