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BoogeymanYears after his father mysteriously vanished into the recesses of a bedroom wardrobe, something about dark closets still scares the crap out of Tim (Barry...BoogeymanHorrorPG-13Years after his father mysteriously vanished into the recesses of a bedroom wardrobe, something about dark closets still scares the crap out of Tim (Barry...2005-02-09Screen Gems Inc.
Barry Watson, Boogeyman

(Boogeyman: Kirsty Griffen)

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Boogeyman

Genre: Horror; Starring: Emily Deschanel, Tory Mussett, Barry Watson; Director: Stephen T. Kay; Release Date Wide: 02/04/2005; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.

Years after his father mysteriously vanished into the recesses of a bedroom wardrobe, something about dark closets still scares the crap out of Tim (Barry Watson), an uptight, pretty-faced young man who seems singularly uninterested in his glossy girlfriend (Tory Mussett). But don’t expect psychosexual revelations from any catch-and-release horror pic that calls itself Boogeyman: This is strictly substandard stuff, with imitative creepy noises, vertiginous camera angles, and long pauses during which Tim considers whether to open doors. The looming close-ups of doorknobs are meant to insinuate terror; instead, they suggest the importance of hand-washing during the scary flu season.

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