SOMEONE HAS SEEN BOOGEYMAN
A screening has recently been held for Ghost House Productions' upcoming Boogeyman somewhere in Los Angeles. Naturally, one of Harry Knowles' scoopers got a peek at the film and weighed in with some thoughts.
A brief background on the flick: Boogeyman was the second film announced 'in the works' at Sam Raimi's Ghost House following 30 Days of Night. Shot in New Zealand - with Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, and Lucy Lawless amongst the cast - Boogeyman is the story of one man who returns to his hometown to face painful childhood memories that, we can only assume, involve the titular monster. One director dropped out early in principal photography and Stephen Kaye stepped in.
AICN's scooper, who goes by the name of 'Torgo,' claims he saw a very early cut of the film, in other words, the FX were still very raw. Here's a snippet of Torgo's opinion...
'I'm sure Raimi is glad to have this movie in his starting line-up for Ghost House. It isn't a grand opus by any means: but it is a great b-movie horror romp, much like a Wes Craven or even a modern day Evil Dead. The camera work is impressive; like another character on screen running around all the action. The suspense is definitely there, though they definitely use way too much of the 'image-flash' technique (think the American 'Ring') to try and get our blood pumping. Probably the best part of the movie is not knowing whether or not what's happening is real or if Tim is really just going nuts. In one scene he gets caught in a closet, and seems to be 'attacked' by something inside of it, although it could just be the coat hangers scratching him. It adds another tier to the film that keeps it above the straight-to-video shelfs.'
Boogeyman has not been given a release date, but when it's announced, you can guarantee we'll tell you all about it.
Courtesy of Creature Corner