‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Review: A Sequel No One Needed Inside a Thriller No One Will Understand

‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Review: A Sequel No One Needed Inside a Thriller No One Will Understand
Confusion is baked right into the title. Four years after “The Boy” scared up a few bucks at the box office, director William Brent Bell and screenwriter Stacey Menear return with a new vision of what fresh terrors said boy will enact on yet another unsuspecting family. Why “Brahms”? That’s the doll’s name, or the boy’s name, which might remind moviegoers of the nutso line-blurring in “The Boy.” However, “Brahms” also indicates what Bell and Menear really hope to accomplish: and the possibility of continuing a franchise for a film that never expected have one.

There wasn’t much original in Bell and Menear’s first crack at the creepy-doll horror genre, but “The Boy” had a sense of humor and a grasp on its wackily warped mythology that earned a few real chills and a couple of genuine laughs. None of that for “Brahms: The Boy II”; instead,
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