The film begins at a kid's birthday party. All is going well, the birthday girl is happy and nothing could go wrong with the world. All of a sudden, the dad goes to fix a light and a masked man stabs him to death. Um, The Boogeyman uses a knife now? What the hell is that shit?!? Anyhow, the mother is also killed, but both brother and sister survive. We do a time-jump and we learn that the girl is still having some nightmares related to the event. Did you guys just add a sibling and think you could make the same movie again? Thankfully not, but it feels like that for a while. The girl ends up in an asylum where she will be treated for her fear of The Boogeyman. Dude, that wrestler is freaky- I don't blame you, honey! The rest of her group is made up of people with different disorders and phobias. One girl (played by Arrested Development's 'Egg) is a cutter, while another one is anorexic. Rounding out the group is a few other crazy people, but none of them are quite as annoying as the ones from Ginger Snaps 2. In addition, their counselor is Rene O'Connor aka Gabrielle. Considering the last movie of yours I reviewed, the odds are not in your movie's favor, honey. Oh yeah, the psychiatrist is Tobin Bell. Given that this movie is only three years old, this just comes off as sad.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Blockbuster Trash: Boogeyman 2
After the snore-fest that was Boogeyman, my hopes were not high. Add in the fact that his is a Direct-to-DVD sequel made two years later and I'm really pessimistic. Plus, what exactly are you going to follow-up on from the first film? The guy confronts his fears, sends the creature away and moves on with his life. Did I miss something? As it turns out, I didn't, but we'll get into that later. Like the last film, this one is the brainchild of Ghost House, a company that has not met a Japanese horror film that it was afraid to remake. On the possible up-side, this movie is not made for theaters, so it could distract me with some gore. Will it continue the trend of sucking or will it punch me in the sack with its quality? Find out in my bloody review of...