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Boogeyman Movie Review

Boogeyman is a 2005 horror movie directed by Stephen T. Kay and starring Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel and Lucy Lawless.

The movie begins with a child seeing a figure in his bedroom. His father comes is and the kid tells him that the boogeyman is there. His father looks around for the boogeyman and gets pulled into the Closet by something. Cut to fifteen years later and the kid has grown up. His name is Tim(Watson) and he is still afraid of the dark. He has lights all over his apartment. He has a girlfriend called Jessica(Tory Mussett) and he has a weird experience at her dad's house. He is freaked out by the closet. He has a vision of his mother. He feels the need to go and see her. His uncle calls him and tells him that his mother has passed away. He has to go back to his family home.

He meets a girl called Franny who asks him about his father. She leaves him some information on missing children in the area, suggesting that the boogeyman took them too. Jessica turns up and she makes him stay at a motel for the night. She disappears as the boogeyman gets her. Tim goes into the bathroom where she was having a bath and finds her gone but some blood left behind. He goes to his friend Kate(Deschanel), who he had met earlier on, and he takes her to the motel to show her what happened. Kate doesn't know what is happening. She thinks that he might have killed his girlfriend.
Tim informs her that the boogeyman is in her house. She tells him to go away. Tim talks to Franny about it and he says that he needs her help. They go to the house of a crazy guy and he tells them that his daughter was taken by the boogeyman. He is Franny's dad. Franny tells Tim that he needs to face the boogeyman.

Tim's uncle goes to the house looking for Tim but he meets the boogeyman instead. Tim arrives back at the house and he decides to seal everything except the closet in his old bedroom. Tim waits for the boogeyman to come. Franny tells him that he is coming. Tim enters the closet. He hears Jessica calling him, but he can't help her. He goes to various places and sees different things. He ends up face to face with his worst nightmare. He destroys some of his childhood things that remind him of the boogeyman. The boogeyman begins to fall apart. It seems that Tim has destroyed it once and for all.
He checks the closet, but there is nothing there.  There is a post credits scene where the boogeyman reappears in a girl's closet so he has not been destroyed at all...

This film was just not very good. I found it very slow and there wasn't much in the way of scares. It was unoriginal and watching the lead actor wandering around a creaky house became tedious after a while. I liked the boogeyman himself when he appeared but that was about it. I liked Barry Watson, but this film was not good enough to keep me interested. I just wanted it to end and the ending was limp. All in all, this is a by the numbers horror movie with little in the way of terror or scares and with slow pacing and a silly ending. I will give it a 4/10.

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Boogeyman Movie Review


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