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Boogeyman (2005)

Director:
Stephen T. Kay
COUNTRY
USA/New Zealand/
Germany
GENRE
Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Boogeyman
RUNNING TIME
89 minutes
Producer:
Daniel Carrillo
Hans Jürgen Pohland
Sam Raimi
Rob Tapert
Screenwriter:
Eric Kipke


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Tim Jensen Barry Watson ½
Kate Emily Deschanel
Franny Skye McCole Bartusiak ½
Mary Jensen Lucy Lawless
Jessica Tory Mussett

 

Review

Barry Watson is fine and believable in this promising horror film as he carries what seems to be a suspenseful build-up to a stylish finale. But, yet again, the makers of horror are sadly uncreative and underestimating its audience. The show-down in Stephen T. Kay's Boogeyman is just about the worst horror films get. Even the special effects are offendingly bad. That's a shame, because - although we're being presented all the usual elements (old abolished mansion, closed doors to unknown places, little girl with disclosed secret), director Kay actually conveys them with a touch of skill. That is, of course, until it's time to untie the knots. Sometimes it's better to just leave things out in the open. Most horror films are one of those times.

Copyright © 16.5.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]