Michael G. (mgmirkin) from PORTLAND, OR Reviewed on 5/28/2010...
This is a disc of filler and no actual content.
I was expecting a documentary on the slasher genre. Instead, I got a "clips show" that was not especially well-done. There was no documentary. Just a bunch of singleton short clips from generally only one out of a series of movies starring each villain.
There's no exegesis about the characters, how they were created, how they evolved over time, how many sequels or how well-received they were. This disc is an utter and complete waste of time, money and plastic. The special feature that gives character histories seems to be superficial and frankly not especially accurate or well-sourced.
Avoid this disc like the plague (but only once you request my copy to see if it can really be "that bad"; yep, it can!)...
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Anthony B. from WEST ALLIS, WI Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
Good documentary to give previews of horror characters. Found two I hadn't seen yet.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Rob M. from STATEN ISLAND, NY Reviewed on 9/15/2009...
Why no Zero Stars? This is a TOTAL RIP OFF! The footage is garbage, because everytime the money shot is reached, bam! They cut away! No gore, no real interesting facts. Nothing to make this worthwhile. Just a bad little semi-documentary that should be avoided. No wonder there's no volume 2!
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 11/24/2008...
Overview of the most popular horror film villains/characters. Chucky, Freddy, Jason, Michael & numerous others. Informative.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
The ultimate Halloween Party entertainment!
Bud Winston | La La Land (L.A.), CA | 09/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is very cool! I was at the Fangoria convention in Pasadena and saw a sneak of this DVD. It's basically the "greatest hits" from the greatest horror movies from recent years, as well as a few classics. As I watched it with other conventioneers, it struck me what a great party DVD this was. People were cheering as each great boogeyman came on screen - Pinhead, then Freddy, then Chucky, then Leatherface - a regular parade. So I'm excited to get this for my own Halloween party - just throw it on and let it play.
What's REALLY cool though is all the extra stuff. There's an audio commentary from Robert Englund, and he's really quite good. There's also movie facts about each scene you can turn on or off, and a trivia game and cool name-that-frame game. Since I can't always watch DVDs in my dorm if someone else is watching the TV, I can pop this into my DVD-ROM and access the DVD-ROM features, which are pretty cool. All in all I was pretty impressed by what I saw, and am excited about getting my own copy. It would have been easy to just throw on some ... scenes and make a long horror commercial, but they really put a lot of thought and effort into making this very cool. I'm a real horror fan, so I am happy to say it delivered the goods. I definitely recommend."
The Ultimate Experience for Horror Fans
faintly | Los Angeles | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a horror fan you HAVE to own this. Imagine taking the most frightening scenes from your favorite horror movies and having them all together - Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Pinhead, Chucky etc. - in one DVD.Boogeymen has 18 scenes in all and they really did pick the best ones. In addition to the classics like Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street , there were some really freaky scenes from movies I have never heard of. It also has some pretty cool extras like pop-up trivia for each scene, audio commentary by Robert Englund, interactive horror trivia games, and a very cool "Legends of the Boogeymen" which is basically histories of the characters themselves.Boogeymen is also a great way to introduce someone to horror; it's like horror 101. And it's a total Halloween party DVD. It's fun to re-live some of these famous scenes and to discover some new movies you've never heard of. I definitely recommend this."
What a great addition to my collection!
Tobin | Philadelphia, PA | 09/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Horror films have been a very taboo film genre ever since their mainstream acceptance in the late 70s and 80s. Unfortunately horror films, moreso than other film types, suffer from "sophomore death", where follow-ups seem to write the epitath on an original great film's tombstone. The question now is "How can I sift through all the garbage to find the gold?" The answer is on Boogeymen.
This "greatest hits" of horror films collection has it all. No longer do you have to watch 10 films to get to one remotely decent movie. You can get Boogeymen and find the cream of the crop all on one disc. Horror figureheads such as Pinhead (Hellraiser), Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Masssacre), Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th), Michael Myers (Halloween), and just about every other Godfather of the genre are explained in gruesome detail along with clips of their handiwork.
For those of you who already have their foot in the door when it comes to horror films, Boogeymen didn't forget about you. Interactive games such as "Name This Frame" and animated trivia keep your interest and keep you guessing. And for those of you 'Nightmare on Elm Street' zealots, audio commentary by Freddy himself (Robert Englund) will keep you on the edge of your seat while he offers his perspectives and facts about everything that catches your eye.
Whether you're new to the genre of horror films or an old hand, Boogeymen will keep you entertained with hours of interactivity and entertainment. If this can't satisfy your hunger for the gruesome and horrific, nothing will."
Great party/gift idea!
Todd Turner | Cal State Long Beach | 10/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just received my copy of Boogeymen and I have to say, this is a pretty cool idea. Every scary moment and bad guy is in this thing - from Leatherface to Chucky, Jason to Freddie, Candyman to Ghostface (Scream)! I threw a huge party last weekend here at the college and played this in the background, sound off as I do with other cool "background" videos. However, 5 minutes into the video, people were moving from the keg to the couch getting into the trivia game that's a part of it. I now have a video to play at our Halloween party and to give as gifts at Christmas. I also heard this is the first in a series and soon there will be a Best of Fight Scenes DVD coming. Cannot wait!"
For all lovers of the horror classics!
Stephen | Atlanta, GA | 10/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a must-have for the upcoming Halloween season for ALL horror enthusiasts! I have never seen not only all these great scenes in one place, but the use of the full potential of a DVD is astounding! The interactivity of the name the scene game, the commentary by Robert Englund, and all the great facts and information makes this DVD packed full of things to watch for hours and hours. Any movie can have a directors commentary, but this is Robert Englund who isn't just anyone in the horror world! No DVD of any genre has ever packed this much fun & information into one disc."