A child’s story comes to the big screen, and this time when the Boogeyman appears he does more than scare his audience…he leaves them in pieces. Sarah sees first hand what this dark demon can do, but she is not able to convince her friends of the impending danger. One girl committs suicide to escape the clutches of this crazy, supernatural killer, and several other roommates will fall victim to his bloodlust before this mystical force can be put back in the closet for good (Internet).
Rating: Restricted for brief nudity, gore, sexuality and violence.
Release Date: January 20, 2009.
Starring: W.B. Alexander, Elyes Gabel, John Laskowski, Chuck Hittinger, Kate Maberly, George Maguire, Mimi Michaels, Matt Rippy and Nikki Sanderson.
Director: Gary Jones
Writer: Brian Sieve.
Surprisingly, the “Boogeyman,” franchise seems to be getting only bigger and stronger from the poorly made original; although, light on any back story “Boogeyman 3,” delivers a high intensity thriller. There is a connection with “Boogeyman 3,” to the previous films with some of the surviving characters, from the first film making a brief appearance before dying bloodily in this second sequel. While the second sequel took place in a mental health hospital this feature takes place in a college dormitory that is stock full of victims for this long-fingered foe. Briefly introducing some new characters in the form of several disbelieving psychology students “Boogeyman 3,” provides several scares and laughs before dispatching most of the main characters.
This low budget straight to DVD follows a classic ghost story plot line with a central female character questioning her own sanity while trying to convince her friends about the existence of a supernatural killer. In fact, most of the other characters suspect Sarah (Erin Cahill) is partially insane and laughable as she talks about a demon lurking in her closet and under her bed. Many of the laughs of the film come from Sarah failing miserably to convince her fellow students that the “Boogeyman,” does exist. There are some special effects and CGI in the film, but most of the suspense comes from the story and use of dark costumes. As well, “Boogeyman 3,” uses the cheapest and oldest special effect of all time tits and ass.
The demonic killer who seems to be unstoppable as he lurks from sequel to sequel utilizes a dark mist and poorly lighted hallways to cloak his presence before pouncing on unassuming studiers. Many of dead do not get a chance to fight back before this hideously laughing creature; hangs, impales, terrorizes, and or drowns his victims. Several gruesome deaths involving; industrial dryers, bloody heating ducts, and a broken marijuana bong create for a hilarious, yet gorrifying watch. “Boogeyman 3,” is likely only the beginning of this horror movie franchise.
“Boogeyman 3,” is full of scares, funny deaths, and somewhat believable acting, which makes “Boogeyman 3,” an entertaining watch for those who like some comedy with their horror. On the other hand, the overuse of flashing lights (probably someone turning a light switch off and on) and the appearance of several horror cliches like; the crazy woman and a killer who picks off his prey one by one might deter some viewers (kill a whole group for once). Overall, “Boogeyman 3,” is worthy of a rental or a one time watch, which is really all this film strives to be.