Monday, 3 December 2012

Boogeyman (2005)

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel & Lucy Lawless
Tim: When you're afraid, close your eyes and count to five. Sometimes it works for me.
Franny Roberts: What happens when you get to six?

Film #13 of The December Project

I saw this on Youtube and thought why not ? its free right ? and only 85 minutes and then that's another film chalked up for the December Project, What followed was a severely intolerable viewing experience, that forced me to use all my resilience to complete.

When he was a young child, Tim witnessed his father be abducted by the boogeyman, thus commencing a life fear of the closeted one as he tries to overcome his childhood trauma.

'Boogeyman' attempts to be a standard Horror film while also doubling as psychological character study, and fails miserably. Providing useless jump scares and horribly lame and boring main character, 'Boogeyman' is a truly loathsome experience.

Barry Watson is incredibly bad in the lead role, its such a brooding,overplayed and incoherent performance that never benefits the film. There are no noteable supporting roles either.

The direction is all over the place as the film can never decided weather to devote its time to being a horror or thriller, in the end it just becomes a muddled mess of both. There are also a few scenes that are obviously just lifted from 'Saw' which would have been very popular at that time. Also the special effects are pretty laughable all round

If you have ever had even the slightest interest of seeing this film, even for free on youtube, I strongly advise against it. This movie is horrible.


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