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Normally I wouldn't even care to comment on a totally ridiculous movie
like this one, but I felt compelled to do it this time. I can't stress
enough how bad this movie is. It lacks in almost every aspect of
film-making. There's no end to the reasons why this movie sucks! But
just for fun, here are a few: The plot was stupid, the acting terrible,
the cutting extremely bad...and the list goes on and on.
In the beginning I actually thought it could turn out to be pretty decent, but man was that a mistake! So my advise to you is to seriously avoid this one, nothing is to gain by watching it. I only tortured myself to watch the whole thing, because I have this principle of seeing a movie in its entirety once I've started it.
I was way too young to see this movie back when it was out in the theaters. And horror movies gave me the creeps then. But when I saw this movie for the first time, I enjoyed it very well. The only drawback I had with this movie is, it was too short. Enough of that, let's get to the details about it. The mother send boyfriend were making out, the siblings were caught watching, the brother gets tied up by the boyfriend. He was later killed. And his spirit was in the mirror! How crazy is that. The mother used one of her stockings to conceal his face. When time passed, the sister is married with a son, while the brother doesn't speak. The horror is relived when the sister has nightmares. The come to to the house where the mirror is located. It gets smashed, and the terror insures on other people. The young boy who played jokes gets his neck broken by the window pane, and the girl before him, is impaled by the scissors. The other girl was able to find that broken piece of mirror and put in the sink, and that mirror just erupted in flames. Then the outing was a nightmare when the son unwittingly steps on the mirror and sent the unseen specter on a killing spree. Impacting the couple in the Mustang was gruesome. And I liked the part when the Boogeyman attacks the mother. It easily really a scary moment when that piece of mirror attached itself to the woman's right eye That mirror had to be destroyed, everyone was right, and the husband had to learn the hard way. This movie was great, despite being shorter than usual. So what? I enjoyed it. 3 out of 5 stars
I saw this one when I was young and it had some elements in it that were effective. Overall, though I would have to say it is a wasted effort. Basically, it is a horror movie like most...one of those that had something going for it and it just lacks something or has something that turns what could have been a good horror into just another in a very long line of bad horror movies. The story has some weird sex pervert killed in front of a mirror or something. I think some time passes and the girl who had severe issues with him sees his image in the mirror, she freaks out which is understandable and smashes said mirror into many many pieces. This is where the terror begins as now where there is a shard of this mirror the dude scene in the mirror can now reach out from beyond the grave and kill people and seeing as how this movie is four years older one can not say they copied this from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" though that is easily the superior film. This film has some good kills and such, but it plays out very slowly and the whole thing with the guy being a sex pervert is just unnecessary and adds nothing to this film but unneeded sexual abuse kind of stuff. Had they made it where the guy was maybe just an abuser or something and focused on the kills it would probably had been a better movie. Still, this one apparently did well enough to spawn a sequel.
The Boogeyman The Original 1980 Version Bonus Full length feature return of the Boogeyman. Willy is a young boy who takes bloody revenge on his mother s abusive boyfriend by sneaking up on him in bed and savagely stabbing him in the back while his sister Lacey watches in the mirror. The boyfriend is dead but he ll be back. Years later the adult Willy and Lacey find that same mirror. The mirror is shattered with supernatural and horrifically terrifying results. Everywhere a shard of the splintery. Glass appears a grisly bone-chilling murder takes place. As children we all have heard the story of the murderous Boogeyman. Now you get to see him. But can anyone stop him?
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As a kid I was very afraid of The Boogeyman. One day I came upon a movie
with that title and decided to give it a look see. At the time I was both
glad I did rent it and wishing I didn't. If you like independant horror
flicks that are dark and scary I recommend The Boogeyman, but don't show it
to your children.
!!!POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!!We open up in the early 60's where a boy kills his mother's lover because he was mean to the boy. 20 years go by and the boy and his sister are living with relatives. They recieve a note from their mother and the memories return. They learn that when the boy killed the man, his spirit got trapped in a mirror and wherever it would reflect, tragedy would strike.
Good story, acting, and music score. *** out of *****.
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A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in
a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil
spirit, which seeks revenge for his death. Sloppy work does matter with
this movie when it's rotten. Not to mention a sloppy beginning and a
rotten script. But, the person who played "Lacey" was sloppy and
But what can I say? Here's something, the movie just flaps along scene-to-scene with no education of what's going on and finally, the movie falls flat. Poor death stages to boot too. How it falls flat? The killer is easy to find out. This is why The television company invented the Rewind button, the fast-forward button or even better, The Stop Button. Put in another horror movie and enjoy the rest of your evening.
But well, this movie sucked. It saw this for a buck at a rental shop and bought it, and almost recorded The Simpsons over it, so It can have some value anyway...
Note: This should have been an NC-17.
Rated R for Nudity, Extreme Graphic Violence, Sexual Situations, Torture, Strong Sexual Content and Rape.
Well, slashers aren't my favourite type of film at the best of times -
and from seeing most of the Video Nasty list, I've found that most
films on it are rubbish; so as you can imagine, I didn't exactly have
high hopes going in to this film. To my surprise, The Bogey Man
actually wasn't as bad as thought it would be - but that's not to say
it's good! I suppose some respect has to go to the film for the fact
that it doesn't simply wallow in the genre staples; as the supernatural
elements of the plot give it something of a sense of originality, and
the themes of the plot make the film an interesting precursor to the
'classic' Nightmare on Elm Street. The story focuses on Lacey; a woman
who, as a child, witnessed her brother murdering her mother's boyfriend
through a reflection in a mirror. Fast forward a few years and this
event is still haunting our heroine, so she goes to the house where it
happened; only to end up breaking the mirror. And it gets worse too, as
it turns out that when you break a mirror - you free everything it
sees, and soon the evil spirit is back!
The Video Nasty list is mostly made up of films that don't deserve to be there; from The Driller Killer (banned for its artwork), to The Funhouse (banned because of a mix-up with titles); it has to be said that the censors didn't really know what they were doing. The Bogey Man doesn't feature much in the way of gore; and even the 'worst' scenes in the film really don't warrant it being taken out of circulation. The film annoyed me also because most of it is build up; its half way through before we even start to see how the plot is going to develop, and things never get too interesting at any point. The acting is typically terrible, with John Carradine being the only name on the cast list; and I'm pretty sure this is a film that the cult icon would like to forget. There are a number of slashers on the Video Nasty list, and this isn't the worst (that would be Don't Go in the Woods), but there's very little to recommend this film for, and other Video Nasty slashers such as Unhinged and Bay of Blood are far better examples of the genre. Overall, The Bogey Man is OK for a single viewing; but seasoned horror veterans are likely to find it rather lacking.
This is a well made, well plotted shocker, with good acting. This is the
problem. I was attracted to this film because the cover stated that it had
been banned since 1982, and the cover had a priest with blood dripping from
his face. Quality splatter stuff! However, what i got instead was a slow,
Exorcist style tale about an evil mirror! I was dismayed. However, watching
it again i now realise this is actually a good film. I can't see why it was
PS: One of my favourite horror flicks "The Nostril Picker", is mysteriously absent from this site. I strongly recommend it to horror fans.
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Somewhere in Virginia. A man (Howard Grant) and his lover (Gillian Gordon) are getting down to some kinky foreplay. She notices that her two children William (Jay Wright) and Lacey (Natasha Schiano) are spying on them through a window. The man ties William to his bed and gags him. Later on that night Lacey goes downstairs into the kitchen and picks up a large knife, she cuts the ropes around William's wrists and sets him free. He then sneaks into his mother's room and stabs her lover to death. 20 years later. William (Nicholas Love) and Lacey (Suzanna Love) now live on a farm with their Aunt (Felicite Morgan) and Uncle (Bill Rayburn). William keeps a drawer in his bedroom full of knives, which is never explained, and he is now a mute and hasn't spoken since the that night 20 years ago. Lacey is married to Jake (Ron James) and they have a young boy named Kevin (Raymond Boyden). Lacey receives a letter from her mother that requests they meet each other for one final time before she dies. Lacey has never quite gotten over the trauma of the opening sequence and this letter has brought it all back. She wakes up screaming after a nightmare. Jake decides to take her to see Dr. Warren (John Carradine). He suggests he take her to the house so she can see and remember it for what it is now, not how it was then. Using the excuse that they are looking to buy the property they gain excess to the house. While in one of the bedrooms Lacey looks into a mirror and sees her mother's boyfriend walking toward her. She smashes the mirror. Jake collects all the broken glass in a paper bag and promises to replace it. Breaking the mirror has let the spirit of the evil contained within to escape. Wherever there is a piece of glass from the mirror people begin to die. Directed by Ulli Lommel this is a rather dull, slow and uninteresting film. Nothing happens for long stretches, it just becomes tedious to sit through. Production values are average at best, photography, effects, music, acting and the editing are all flat and unimaginative. Not much blood, gore or nudity which is all we really want to see in a film like this, however this is probably the only slasher film has a death by bathroom cabinet door! There are much better slasher films out there, the Burning (1981), my Bloody Valentine (1981), Hell Night (1981), the Prowler (1981) and Intruder (1988) are all better than this limp boring effort, and prove you shouldn't be wasting your time with this. Very little to recommend here, don't bother.
Artsy (or, more accurately, pseudo-artsy) shocker is ruined by pretentious direction and a completely illogical script. Mirrors, as items, have been underused in thrillers, and they contain many interesting possibilities, but this boring and pretentious film definitely isn't the one where you can find them.
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