Friday, October 23, 2009
When you're afraid, close your eyes and count to five. Sometimes it works for me.
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
I tend to really hate horror movies geared toward a certain audience. By that I mean I hate most horror movies rated PG-13 aka geared towards teen and tweens. Sure it may have some redeeming values but for the most part they are the formulatic churned out crap that dont really deliver any scares to those who actually even LIKE horror movies. Thats not always true, some PG-13 horror movies are good but those are usually just seen by adults anyway so it gets rid of the whole kid factor (think the upcoming film The Box). But Boogeyman (and its sequels) is one of those churned out pieces of crap.
The plot is pretty out there and thats saying a lot for horror movies. Tim (Barry Watson) is deathly afraid of the Boogeyman. You know why? The Boogeyman ate his father...thats right think about that one. And because of this he is always afraid of closets, dark places and going to bed. One by one his friends die until he faces the Boogeyman one on one in a final showdown. It is completly formulatic and none of the characters are very likeable. You can literally predict this movies plot without having seen it its that bad.
Well what about the gore, violence and scares? They are all oddly missing. They try to have a few "jump" moments but even those are lame and predictable.
With a name like the Boogeyman you'd think it be scary. But sadly its just an abomination.
MY VERDICT: ABOMINATION TO CINEMA