Boogeyman

Boogeyman

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Director: Stephen Kay

Cast: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Skye McCole Bartusiak

     
 

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The Boogeyman DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is an interesting disc that sheds light upon what seems to have been a troubled production from the looks of things. First off, the movie's presentation is stellar, with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound giving life to the many spooks that litter the film. Extras can be an…  See more details below

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The Boogeyman DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is an interesting disc that sheds light upon what seems to have been a troubled production from the looks of things. First off, the movie's presentation is stellar, with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound giving life to the many spooks that litter the film. Extras can be an interesting sort depending on what film they are presented with. In Boogeyman's case, the film is ankled by a ridiculous ending that looks like it was finished in under a week. Funny, then, that the DVD comes complete with an alternate ending. There's no commentary for this scene or any of the other six deleted scenes, but one look will give you a good idea that there was obviously some confusion going on during the production over just how this sucker was going to come to a close. Adding insult to injury are the multiple animatics and visual effects progressions that populate the extra features, giving one the idea that the effects were good enough to warrant behind-the-scenes explanations (which they absolutely are not). A 35-minute making-of is also included, which, split up into two parts, gives you the idea that: A) Sam Raimi had little to do with the production and B) that director Stephen Kay doesn't make "horror movies" as much as he makes "people movies." Needless to say, many things come to light with these observations after you see the film, which in a way, makes this DVD a perfect fit for the mess that is Boogeyman.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
UPC:
0043396012691
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
44,476

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Multi-part making-of featurette; Visual effects progressions; Animatics; Previews

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barry Watson Tim
Emily Deschanel Kate
Skye McCole Bartusiak Franny
Tory Mussett Jessica
Andrew Glover Boogeyman
Lucy Lawless Tim's Mother
Charles Mesure Tim's Father
Philip Gordon Uncle Mike
Aaron Murphy Young Tim
Jennifer Rucker Pam
Robyn Malcolm Dr. Matheson

Technical Credits
Stephen Kay Director
Simon Ambridge Asst. Director
John Axelrad Editor
Nick Bassett Art Director
Gary Bryman Executive Producer
Bobby Bukowski Cinematographer
Joe Drake Executive Producer
Joseph Lo Duca Score Composer
Robert Gillies Production Designer
Steve Hein Executive Producer
Jane Holland Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Ivey Art Director
Tony Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Nathan Kahane Executive Producer
Michael Kirk Associate Producer
Lynn Kressel Casting
Eric Kripke Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Doug Leffler Co-producer
Darren Lemke Screenwriter
Carsten H.W. Lorenz Executive Producer
Sam Raimi Producer
Juliet Snowden Screenwriter
Robert Tapert Producer
Jennifer Ward Art Director
Stiles White Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [:14]
2. 15 Years Later [:11]
3. Getting Weird Again [5:02]
4. Message From Uncle Mike [1:40]
5. Jessica's Family [1:32]
6. Mom [2:17]
7. Children's Clinic [3:55]
8. The Funeral [2:33]
9. The Crow [2:52]
10. Back Home [3:39]
11. Upstairs [1:28]
12. Kate [4:05]
13. Closet [1:38]
14. Franny [3:54]
15. Missing Children [3:21]
16. Leaving the House [3:54]
17. The Hotel [4:03]
18. "Where's Jessica?" [2:53]
19. "Go Home, Tim." [5:00]
20. The Swing Set [3:56]
21. Abandoned House [2:42]
22. Missing Child [2:27]
23. Boarded Up [3:03]
24. "He's Waiting for You." [2:45]
25. Boogeyman Attacks [1:47]
26. Tim Saves Kate [2:42]
27. Final Showdown [3:10]
28. "He's Not Coming Back." [1:42]

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Boogeyman 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is just awful. Whoever thought it would be a good idea to make it should be thrown into a dungeon and left there so they can't make any more movies. What a total waste of money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the cover of this movie it quotes "This is the scariest movie ever." The only thing scary I found with it is they made this movie. A real yawner. Save your money, bypass this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie made you jump, not think and wonder. It had no plot at all and made me suspenseful the first time I watched it. I jumped only about 5 times and the rest was pathetic. Don't buy this movie- rent it at a cheap video rental store.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie Boogeyman is not scary, but a little suprising. Still I didn't like the way the boogeyman looks like, if you want to see scary then look at Sleez Boy. I bet I could come up with a better horror movie than this junk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie caused me to laugh more than any other movie I reviewed this month. The plot was just so horrible that one just has to laugh. The reason I gave it three stars was because it was so funny. I don't see why people rate this movie under the horror category, cause it is definately a comedy to anybody that has brains. Although, if this were under the horror category than of coarse I would give this no stars if possible because it was so funny. So, did I like this movie? NOOO! Did I laugh at it cause it was so stupid? YESS! To anybody out there I will save the next two hours of your life by telling you to not watch this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie is cool.It is not really scary but it does make ya jump a little.I really liked the movie because of Barry Watson.He's cool,and a good actor.People told him that he was just making it up,soon to find out that he was right.This movie does have a lesson:sometimes you have to believe what people say because it may just be for your own good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lacking in thrills, good acting "except for Emily" and anything resembling a plot, but not lacking in horrible cgi, we're left with 98 minutes of the guy from 7th Heaven staring at a door. Yawn. I heard Sam Raimi was associated with this. He should go back to low budget as Evil Dead outshines this dreck.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
I had thought this one looked pretty good, even in theaters. But after a rental, I realized how glad I was I never paid the $10 for it in theaters.

You follow Tim, who never really got over his childhood fear of the Boogeyman and is certain his father was killed by it. Even as a grown man, 15 years later! Wow. That's a dedicated theory, right there.

Honestly, the plot simply makes no sense. It jumps all over the place and every now and then leaves you thinking "Wait...what?" and kinda leaves you to think over the pieces. But not in a good way. It's more irritating than entertaining. And the ending? Please. That was all? Gutless wonders, I tell you...

The performances...well...not awful but not fantastic. Of course, you probably won't even care about the characters. They're all very generic. The guy struggling with mental issues, the girlfriend, the uncle, the child-hood friend, the mother, and the father...there you have it. The cast. Oh and of course, the boogeyman. Who...doesn't even look threatening. More like stupid. But they tried, eh?

There is a sub-plot at the same time with some little girl who isn't fully explained either (unless I missed something). **Minor Spoilers** She was thought to have been taken, her father went nuts trying to find her, and yet, somehow, she was really alive. It never really says how she escaped him because it seems, once you're taken, you're screwed. Unless she was just in his head too, which could also make sense. >.> **End Spoilers**
Along with that, you'll find a mini-plot about missing children and something-or-other. Never quite explained either. Ok, they went missing because of the boogeyman. Is that all?

Anyways...not a good movie in the least. The pace is slow and once it picks up, it rockets towards down the "stupidity" scale.