Tim Jensen becomes witness to the abduction by his father by the mythological Boogeyman. A creature of tremendous evil that lives in every closet. As the years pass for Tim his paranoia builds around him as fear of the Boogeyman is ever present in his life. He takes odd precautions, such as actually removing closets from his house and makes sure all clothing is stored in drawers.
His girlfriend Jessica brings him to her parent’s house for Thanksgiving where Tim has a premonition where he is told to return home from his mother who had just died. Tim returns to his childhood home (the psych ward) and learned that a young girl is being harassed by the Boogeyman.
Tim’s shrink suggests that he should return to his family home and stay there for a bit. It would be a great idea to face his demons. What could go wrong in an old creepy Victorian house in the middle of nowhere and is full of closets?
Boogeyman was directed by Stephen T. Kay and stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Skye McCole Bartusiak, and the lovely Lucy Lawless. This film takes an interesting take on the “Monster in a Closet” legend. It was also produced by one of my favorite movie producer duos, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.
Although the plot isn’t original and the writing isn’t all that great, it utilizes interesting film tricks to make objects appear to be alive. The film would be a success and would spawn two sequels.
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