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Return of the Boogeyman is boring, a waste of time. A waste of money if you buy it. View at your own risk. You were warned.
Willy and Lacey murder their mother's abusive lover. The man's soul haunts a mirror that unleashes a terrible revenge on Lacey and Willy as grown-ups. Suspense doesn't let up and even the quiet scenes have a sense of forboding and terror. WORTHWHILE.
Ulli Lommel may have been a disciple of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's, but his directorial efforts (save a few at the outset of his career, arguably) have never come close to the brilliance of Fassbinder's best work. While Lommel did attempt for a few years to make Fassbinder-style films, he was always drawn to the world of exploitation (consider Tenderness of the Wolves, his third film, based on the same case as was Lang's immortal M; there's a compare-and-contrast for you), and starting with The Boogeyman, he allowed his baser impulses free rein. If he had done so in any sort of original way, this might have been the cult hit it threatened to become back when it was released.
Lacey (Lommel's wife Suzanna Love) and Willy (Love's real-life brother Nicholas), as children, had the mother of all traumatic experiences. One of their mother's string of boyfriends was an abusive psychopath who liked to tie Willy to the bed to keep him out of the way, beating him once in a while for good measure. One night, Lacey cut his ropes, and Willy grabbed the knife from her, stormed their mother's bedroom, and stabbed the boyfriend dozens of times, killing him. Fast-forward twenty years, and Lacey, now married and living on her aunt and uncle's farm with her brother (who hasn't spoken since the incident), gets a letter from her mother, now retired and living in Georgia, asking to see the two of them again before she dies. That night, Lacey has a horrible nightmare that the boyfriend has come back to kill her. On the advice of a psychologist (John Carradine), husband Jake (standup comedian Ron James in his first film role) takes Lacey back to the childhood house to try and expel the demons. (Mom, by the way, never surfaces again.Read more ›
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Was received before the expected delivery date and exactly as described!! Thank you. Pleasure doing business with you!!Published 12 months ago by Kristy Ward
Avoid at ALL costs! Geez, where do we begin? Not only is Ulli Lommel one of the worst directors ever but he outdid himself in the "awful" department here. Read morePublished 18 months ago by jaime
This product came in good condition as promised by the seller but the movie itself had a lot to be desired in order for it to be a better movie. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jimmy C.
I watched this movie today and the opening scene between the adults and children looked so familiar! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ginger
Giving this DVD 3 stars. I am very impressed with the DVD translation of The Boogeyman. It looks and sounds way better than the original VHS version. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by nolaboy2003
My review is of the Another World Entertainment print. Visually this print is very good, and the movie starts promisingly with a plot concerning bondage and murder. Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by cirenelle
I am extremely disappointed in these double-sided discs. Virtually an impossibility to avoid getting fingerprints on these type of discs. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Chloe
This was a total waste of time. It reminded me of "Halloween" at many points but beyond that it was extremely poor acting, no plot, and not at all scarey. Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by W. Eckroade