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Sunday Streaming:: The Boogey Man (1980)

February 19th, 2017 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments

Hold up now, did you realize that there is absolutely nothing to stop you from watching 1980’s THE BOOGEYMAN for free on super swell and generous CRACKLE (HERE)? Please don’t tell me you’re one of those people trying to rewrite history and claim this movie doesn’t rule. That’s nonsense. C’mon, if being derivative of HALLOWEEN and THE EXORCIST is a crime than you’re going to have to lock up my entire movie collection! I know director ULLI LOMMEL went on to squander his talent churning out lamentable chaff but I’m going to forever contend that there’s some creepy as hell miasma emanating from this partially silly motion picture. The opening theme alone is enough to make me feel like I walked into some sleazy, unfathomable supernatural hive of unmitigated wrongness. Plus, what about that crazy shish kabob car kill? What about that annoying kid being rightfully guillotined in the bathroom window? What about that scary dude with the panty hose on his head? Eh, I give up. Watch it for the soundtrack alone for heavens sake! So good!

Tags: Sunday Streaming

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // Feb 19, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I’m glad to hear that I’m not alone on this one! There’s something to be said about outright creepiness,and this movie has that in spades.

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Feb 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Right on Lottie! Even the poster gives me a spark of apprehension. Such a weird movie. As much as you can say it lifts from other movies I think there’s plenty of originality going on too. That whole all-encompassing evil force thing gets to me.

  • 3 Ben SNo Gravatar // Feb 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This was definitely one of those uniquely unsettling movies on VHS! I also like THE DEVONSVILLE TERROR–so feminist!

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