STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment have set the Brahms: The Boy II digital release for Friday, April 3 on all premium platforms at the suggested retail price of only $9.99 (pre-order at Amazon). The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 19 (pre-order at Amazon).
Released in theaters on February 21, 2020, the movie is a follow-up to William Brent Bell’s 2016 film The Boy (buy at Amazon), which grossed $68 million worldwide.
Owain Yeoman (American Sniper, The Belko Experiment) plays Liza’s husband, Sean, and Ralph Ineson (The Witch, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I & II) plays the role of Joseph.
William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) again directs. Written by Stacey Menear, who also penned its predecessor, Brahms: The Boy II is produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid, in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.
In The Boy II, 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.
Brahms: The Boy II is rated PG-13 rating for terror, violence, disturbing images and thematic elements. The film was previously scheduled to be released on July 26, 2019 and then on December 6, 2019.
The original The Boy, starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), opened in theaters on January 22, 2016.
Cohan played Greta (Cohan), a young American woman looking to escape a troubled past. She takes a job in a small England village as a nanny for a wealthy couple’s 8-year-old son while they take a long vacation. She arrives at the remote manor to discover that things are not quite right.
The surprisingly elderly Mr. & Mrs. Heelshire have a list of strict rules for her to follow in caring for their son Brahms, and they mysteriously warn Greta that not following them precisely could result in something terrible.
But, the most disturbing realization of all is that Brahms is not an actual 8-year-old boy… he’s a life-sized porcelain doll, whom the doting parents care for and deeply love, just like a real boy.
Isolated and alone, Greta notices that every time she breaks a rule, something strange happens in the house, and the doll reappears in different places and positions than where she put him.
Compelled to uncover the mystery behind Brahms, Greta enlists the help of the local grocery delivery man named Malcom (Rupert Evans), the only human being she sees for weeks, who shares horrifying details about the Heelshire family’s disturbing past, leading Greta to realize that she wasn’t just hired – she was chosen.