torsdag 18 mars 2010

Boogeyman (2005)

So, this little kid is afraid of the Boogeyman, believing him to hide in the closet. When his dad tries to reassure him that there is no such thing, he gets taken by something in the closet, never to be seen again. 15 years later, the kid is now grown up but is still afraid of the closet and wears a constant frown on his face, most likely because the actor, Barry Watson, did 196 episodes of Seventh heaven. When his mother (a pretty unrecognizable Lucy Lawless. I had to check with Imdb afterwards) dies he returns to his hometown to clean up the place or confront his fears or something. He meets a young girl carrying clippings of young children missing who asks him if there is a special reason why he is back. Yes, the Boogeyman is still there and turns out to be a pretty goofylooking cgithing, and the story is so generic that it could've come straight out of the Haunted house movies for dummies. I spent the first 45 minutes of the movie half sure that I had seen it before even though I know that I hadnt. It's that derivative.

But, to the filmmakers defense, the whole damn thing looks good and the scares are halfdecent. The New Zeeland locations are excellent and the house itself a perfect design for a horrormovie. It could've used some gore and tits to liven things up a bit, but on the other hand there is never really any time to get bored. Yes, you'd probably be better off watching the Ulli Lommel movie instead, or why not Boogens but on the other hand, you could also do a lot worse than this. Grade D for Decent but klichéd.

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