Wednesday, March 24, 2010

'Boogeyman' among worst films of '05

Boogyman (2005)
Starring: Barry Watson, Emily Deschane, and Skye McCole Bartusiak
Director: Stephen Kaye
Rating: Two of Ten Stars

A young magazine editor finds himself and his love ones endangered when a childhood closet-monster comes back to haunt him in adulthood.

This attempt at a horror movie might have worked if someone had bothered writing a coherent script that took at least a half-hearted stab at relating the films elements to one another, or even at explaining some key events that come and go. It would also have helped if the director and producers understood that "tension building" becomes "boring" when you allow it to drag on and on and on.

The actors are decent, the camera work is decent... there's just no script or pacing to speak of in this awful film.


  1. Ooh. Emily Deschanel is in this? I like her. She's from the "Bones" TV show and Zooey's sister.

  2. I seem to recall she plays the guy's girl friend. (That review was originally written ca. five years, immediately after seeing it in the theater.)