The Boogey Man

1980

Horror

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 20%
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 4220

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John Carradine as Dr. Warren
720p.BLU
751.77 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
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Reviewed by bkoganbing 1 / 10

Boogers

John Carradine was in some of the greatest films ever made as a supporting player. But that sonorous speaking voice was forever in demand for various horror flicks and he willingly obliged. Just as soon as my paycheck clears I'll speak anything you want.

In The Boogey Man however Carradine's penchant for scenery chewing when he knew he was in crap was not even utilized in The Boogey Man. Instead he plays a psychiatrist listening to the tales of horror from a woman who has unleashed the spirit of The Boogey Man who when he was flesh and blood was murdered when he was doing the deed with her mother.

This one is not even for John Carradine fans who like to hear his voice. He's dull and the rest of the cast emote on the level of a grade school play.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Heavily derivative, this 1980s slasher still packs a gory punch

After the surprise success of Carpenter's HALLOWEEN, about a hundred imitations quickly followed between 1979 and 1982. Some of these, like Friday THE 13TH, even spawned their own imitations. However, one of these slashers took events in a slightly different direction; it still had the same gruesome murders, but this time the killer was trapped inside a mirror. This film was THE BOGEY MAN.

In the opening scenes, the HALLOWEEN influence is clear, with a young boy murdering his mother's lover. The murders are all staged with relish, and most of them are absurd enough to be funny. The acting is substandard (what do you expect from an '80s slasher?) and the music is ripped straight off HALLOWEEN, with the familiar tinkling tune and point of view killer shots. A character is killed with kitchen cutlery in a scene ripped from CARRIE, while a girl speaks in a demonic voice, just like in THE EXORCIST. These are just two of the scenes you'll spot from other films.

It's good to see John Carradine in another role, but like most of his latter day films, he's only in it for a few minutes. It's enough. THE BOGEY MAN enjoys the notorious reputation of having been banned as a 'video nasty' in this enlightened country of ours, and therefore there is a kind of dirty, gritty feel to be had while watching it. It's not in the least bit disturbing as the video cover would have you believe though ("However, some may still consider the content to be unsuitable viewing material, and find certain scenes to be disturbing or offensive. IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT VIEW"). Vipco certainly made their films sound interesting, it's just a shame that the version they released is the cut one. Still, THE BOGEY MAN is a slasher with a slightly more inventive premise than most, and it passes the time quite amiably. Just don't expect it to be another HALLOWEEN when watching...

Reviewed by Woodyanders 8 / 10

Broken mirrors and dead bodies

Young girl Lacey witness her brother Willy murder a man through a reflection in the mirror. Twenty years later the lethal evil spirit of the murdered man gets unleashed to wreak all kinds of crazy havoc on both Lacey (a solid and appealing performance by the lovely Suzanna Love) and others.

Director/co-writer Ulli Lommel relates the extremely loopy, yet still engrossing and enjoyable story at a steady pace, offers a strong and vivid evocation of the sleepy and conservative rural community setting, ably crafts a potently brooding creeped-out gloom-doom mood that's rife with dread, builds a good deal of tension, and stages the murder set pieces with grisly gusto. Love holds the film together with her striking beauty and likeable personality, Ron James lends sturdy support as Lacey's concerned husband Jake, Nicholas Love likewise registers well as traumatized mute Willy, and token name John Carradine pops up a few times as a psychiatrist. Moreover, this film even makes a cogent point about how the sins of the past can come back to haunt you in the present and the basic need for closure that in turn adds some depth and poignancy to the loony proceedings. Tim Krog's shivery synthesizer score hits the spine-tingling spot. Nice crisp cinematography by David Sperling and Jochen Breitenstein, too. An odd, but undeniably effective movie.

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