Sure, it all starts off as a fun little game at first, until some strange occurrences begin to happen, things that suggest that perhaps this little doll is alive - and maybe not so happy about his situation.
This is the premise for The Boy, directed by William Brent Bell, and starring Lauren Cohen of Walking Dead fame - as well as Rupert Evans as a strikingly handsome errand boy/love interest who knows more about the situation than he leads us to believe.
I have to admit - I didn't expect much from The Boy at first. Especially given that the last film from William Brent Bell was the god-awful possession thriller, The Devil Inside. But, honestly, The Boy turned out to be a pretty decent film with some very unsettling chills. I actually saw it twice in the theatre, and consider myself a fan. The Boy conveys a nice sense of atmosphere and dread, the acting is above average, and the musical score is very effective. Even the critically hammered third act is not so much of a problem for me. Simply put, the film works on its own merits. It is by no means a classic, but has potential for cult status, and will probably get a sequel.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and highly recommend the Blu-ray which is due in a few weeks.