Sunday, June 18, 2006

"Boogeyman" review

Boogeyman (2005)

Directed by Stephen T. Kay
Writing credits Eric Kripke

Barry Watson.... Tim
Emily Deschanel.... Kate Houghton

So this guy fears the Boogeyman. He thinks his dad was snatched by him when he was a kid. Years later, he still hasn't gotten over it. His fear of dark closets and scary rooms hasn't changed. So what does he do about his Boogeyman phobia? He moves to the darkest, scariest, most remote house in the world. Good move slick. This excites the Boogeyman and the rest of the movie consists of loud noises and things that go blah in the night.

"Boogeyman" is a good example of how not to make a horror movie. It's very important in horror flicks to have the movie based around the monster. "Boogeyman" focuses on the main hero and his attempts to defeat his childhood fears. We get to see this guy sneaking up on dark closets throughout most of the movie. So where was the Boogeyman hiding? He was a hard monster to get a hold of. Our hero climbs under beds and jumps into closets to flush him out but the Boogeyman is pretty elusive. He's a very shy creature.

So I'm sitting there waiting for something to happen but it never does. Nothing happens in this movie. The scariest scene has a bird doing a divebomb into the guy's windshield. When a bird in a windshield is the best thing you can say about a movie, it's got problems. Why couldn't the Boogeyman have attacked some other people? Why couldn't the Boogeyman have done anything? There's no blood, gore, death, nudity or any other element associated with horror flicks. It would be best to go boogie over to your local video store and rent a better movie which won't be hard to do.

SCORE: 1 out of 4 dark closets

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