Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Danielle Savre, Matt Cohen, Chrissy Griffith, Michael Graziadei, Mae Whitman
Director: Jeff Betancourt
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
TERROR INVADES AN ISOLATED AYLUM WHEN ALISON, HAUNTED BY APARALYZING FEAR OF THE BOOGEYMAN, JOINS THE INMATES. SURROUNDED BY PATIENTS WHO ARE PRISONERS TO THEIR OWN PHOBIAS, IT SOON BECOMES CLEAR THAT THE FEAR IS VERY REAL... more »
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Dan G. (hauntboy) from CLIFTON, IL
Reviewed on 4/18/2010...
I enjoyed this movie better than the first Boogeyman, This one was more of the run of the mill slasher movie that has become common. Now, your thinking hey he just said "run of the mill slasher". I thought he liked it? Well I did, It had enough suspense to keep you guessing and enough atmosphere to keep your attention. Some good kills and some creepy moments. Not bad,not great, but a fun way to spend some time if your not expecting a Shakespearean effort.
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Close to the worse film I have ever seen!
Steven Hedge | Somewhere "East of Eden" | 01/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This film is so bad it defies the English language, but I'm not blind that this is solely my opinion and some, maybe even many, will disagree.
If I were to lay this film out in my "The Hits" and "The Misses" format, it would be incredibly lopsided, so I don't think I'll go that route this time.
For starters, this film IS NOT a real sequel other than a passing reference to the first film, which contradicts everything in the first film by the way, and while I can appreciate a sequel that attempts to go off in it's own direction like White Noise 2 did, this one goes so far afield from the first that it really ticked me off to even use the dreaded number 2 in its title since I was among the few that actually got a mild kick out of the original.
This story has nothing to do with an actual "boogeyman", like the first film did, but with a serial killer. Anyone that knows me from my reviews knows how little regard I hold for slasher films as there is simply little more that can be added to that genre of horror film. Boogeyman was a clever monster film with ghost story elements thrown in. This film is strictly a slasher film and a terrible mystery tale to boot. I Saw (pun intended) the ending coming very early on in this film (joke directed at Tobin Bell's presence in the film).
We are asked to constantly believe in the totally unbelievable in this film. It was way beyond the "suspension of disbelief" I can typically muster up for these kinds of films. The acting is cartoonish and overwrought, the direction is clumsy and lacks any real suspense, the death knell for any so-called thriller, and the storyline is just preposterous which I guess I have run down here to be fair.
The story opens with a young brother and sister witnessing the slaying of their parent in a VERY unnecessarily graphic manner and totally out of sync with the spirit of the first film. The kids are then sent off to an asylum to help them cope with what they saw. The brother gets released, but the sister who got over things sooner re-enters when she realizes her brother doesn't seem to need her anymore as he once did and she begins seeing the images of the crazed killer again who was never caught and she believes is a real boogeyman.
The rest plays out like any poor slasher sequel with phone lines cut, the teenagers trapped, all adults gone, and one lone survivor trying to tell her story, but no one believes her. Did I forget to mention the "slasher" flick requirement? These teenager still find time for some sex even though people are dropping like flies around them.
This is just awful film making and all connected to this film should be embarrassed. I can't imagine even the hardcore slasher film buffs enjoying this film, but I know some will. To each his own, but this is definitely a thumbs down for me."
This Boogeyman Wasn't Bad At All
SeanLau99 | Chicago, IL United States | 01/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was actually surprised at how much fun I had watching this flick. Some of these direct to dvd time killers are better than what's being thrown at us in the theaters. I'm still struggling with trying to watch the first bore-fest but this little gem got me hooked right away. This is a straight up slasher with some supernatural flavor used more as a decoy than for major thrills. If you like these films then get yourself a copy and you will definitely enjoy yourself. They spent less money this time but the addition of Tobin Bell (Today's Vincent Price) is perfect. I recommend this one for fans of the slasher genre, Mr. Bell, and cheesy little dvds. Check Tobin out in Buried Alive also."
One of the best slasher flicks of the last decade
Raul Duke | Pittsburgh | 05/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"its a farcry from the original, but honestly.. who would want an actual sequel to Boogeyman? haha..
the set up kind of reminded me of Nightmare on Elm Street 3, which also took place in a sort of mental ward. i found all the characters really believable, and i can honestly say i felt for some of them.
the kills are excellent, and some of the best ive seen recently. i dont want to get into too many details, but ill just let you know, its bloody this time around. maggots crawling under someones skin, someone getting ripped in half, the removal of a still-beating heart, and lots more good stuff. lets just say, the violence delivered. in the realm of slashers, this is some hardcore stuff.
there really isnt much in the way of plot developement. the main character saw her parents mudered as a child and hasnt recovered since, now shes checked into the mental hospital. there is a dark force preying on the secific fears of everyone in the building. varying from fear of the dark, to fear of gaining weight, and even fear of germs. every kill is brutal and creative.
Tobin Bell does make a few appearances throughout the movie as the head of the mental ward, but it deffinitely wasnt enough screen time. well.. i probably wouldn't be satisfied unless he was starring.
so in the end, if you're a horror fan, i would at leased give this a rental. slasher fans should buy it. its right up there with Hatchet and See no Evil as one of the best slashers in recent memory."