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The Boogeyman (2010)

 -  Short | Horror  -  3 October 2010 (USA)
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A man goes to see a psychologist to explain how an evil creature is responsible for the deaths of his three children.

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Simon Fogarty ...
Andrew Billings
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Dr. Harper
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Rita
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Dennis
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Young Doctor
Natasha O'Brien ...
Andrew's Mother
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Shirley (as Sasha Philips)
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When Andrew Billings goes to see a psychologist to explain how an evil creature that lives in his closet is responsible for the deaths of his three children he is met with disbelief. But as the story progresses, both Dr Harper and the audience will start to consider the possibility that this "boogeyman" is real after all. Written by Gerard Lough

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Our worst nightmares happen behind closed doors.

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The line "...working the night shift" is a directorial in-joke. Night Shift is the title of the short story collection that this short story appeared in. See more »

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Andrew Billings: Oh she went around like a zombie the first couple of months, Just moped around the house with her lip sticking out. But I knew she'd get over it. When they're that small, you don't get so attached to them.
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Gerard Lough has beautifully portrayed a therapy-session which keeps the viewer at the edge of his seat
31 August 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Why this film: It's been a couple of years ago that the short story 'The Boogeyman' was adapted as a film. In fact, Jeff Schiro's film from 1982 was one of the very first dollarbabies that were made. Finally, nearly 30 years later, there's a new adaptation of this chilling story.

My opinion: Gerard Lough is an Irish filmmaker, which becomes apparent once the film starts: all actors speak in an Irish accent. It took a while to get used to, but soon you'll realise the conversation between Andrew and his psychiatrist is well understandable. The film consists mainly from Andrew telling his story. At first from the chair, but later also through a voice-over, which brings slightly more action (and diversity) on screen. The boogeyman doesn't get much time on-screen, but you'll feel his presence all the time: those unfamiliar with the story will wonder multiple times if the boogeyman is real or just a delusion from the quite stressed out Andrew. The film has some surprising camera angles, which keeps the viewer involved with the story, despite the lack of action. Luckily the director succeeds the long monologue with shots of Andrew searching his house for the boogeyman. My biggest concern is that the film doesn't have very much action or special effects. Still, Gerard Lough has beautifully portrayed a therapy-session which keeps the viewer at the edge of his seat.

Ending Score: 7,8

Danny Paap, Stephen King Fanclub Netherlands


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