Boogeyman 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… Boogeyman 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… 2005-02-04 PG-13 Horror Emily Deschanel Tory Mussett Barry Watson Screen Gems Inc.
Movie Review

Boogeyman (2005)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Barry Watson, Boogeyman | NOBODY PUTS BARRY IN THE CLOSET Clearly, there's a market for totally bottom-rung horror
Image credit: Boogeyman: Kirsty Griffen
NOBODY PUTS BARRY IN THE CLOSET Clearly, there's a market for totally bottom-rung horror
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Feb 04, 2005; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Horror; With: Emily Deschanel, Tory Mussett and Barry Watson; 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.

Originally posted Feb 09, 2005 Published in issue #807 Feb 18, 2005 Order article reprints
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