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Michael J. Pagan
A young woman with a long-term phobia of the boogeyman voluntarily checks herself into a mental health facility with the hope of conquering her overwhelming fear. However, much to her horror, she discovers that some things are terrifying on purpose, and confronting her demons was not the best course of action. Written by
The first of three major films, main character collaborations between Mae Whitman and Johnny Simmons; the two would go on to star together as Evil Ex Roxanne Richter and Young Neil in the box office hit Edgar Wright adaption Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010), and as Mary-Elizabeth and Brad Hayes in the Stephen Chbosky hit adaption of his own hit book The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012). See more »
At one point an external shot shows a dawn light. But later the clocks in the ward say it's still 3am. See more »
All kids are afraid of the boogeyman. Henry and I were no different, even before that night.
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the maggot "Timmy" is credited as a "stunt maggot". See more »
I absolutely hated the original BOOGEYMAN, which I still consider to be one of the very worst movies I've ever sat through, so it was with some reluctance that I sat down to watch this sequel when I saw it was on television. Thankfully, it's an unconnected sequel and an entirely different kind of movie. It's not a brilliant film by any means, but it works as a solid low budget horror and is a lot more effective than a lot of dross out there.
To be honest, this film doesn't have to do a lot to succeed. It's set in an asylum, and history has shown us that asylum-set horror films are usually very effective at conjuring up a spooky atmosphere. It's a slasher film, quickly adopting the usual template about ten minutes waiting around until a gruesome death, then a face-off between sole survivor and killer at the climax but as I haven't watched any slashers in a while I didn't mind that at all. Sure, the cast are a bunch of unknowns and their acting is only moderately effective, but it could be a lot worse.
Director Jeff Betancourt cut his teeth as an editor on the likes of THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, so he knows his stuff and does a good job. Plus, the film provides work for two veteran actors Tobin Bell, best known as Jigsaw in the SAW franchise, and Renee O'Connor, best known for her portrayal of Gabrielle in '90s TV series XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS. The mention of SAW brings me to another point: this film's deaths. They're as gruesome as anything you'll witness in those bloody horror films, and actually seem to have been modelled on the type of nasty, in-your-face torture found in the SAWs. Bodily dismemberment, self harm, and explosion are the order of the day. Okay, so this film does have one of the most obvious 'twist' endings ever one of those ones you'll guess right at the very beginning but don't let that put you off. BOOGEYMAN 2 is a horror effort that offers chills and gore in equal amount.
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