Judge David Johnson isn't afraid of the boogeyman. He's afraid of the milk man. That dude is creepy!
She left for college and terror followed.
The feared Boogeyman returns to scare the pants off of some boring Real World cast-offs.
Facts of the Case
Sarah Morris (Erin Cahill) is minding her own business as a psychology major in a fictional California university when her entire world falls apart thanks to the sudden appearance of a killer demon monster known as the Boogeyman. While her friends are systematically murdered, Sarah freaks out more and more, convinced that the Boogeyman is behind the killings.
Believe it or not, no one takes her crazed warnings seriously, even when she emphatically states that there is indeed a mystical being hacking up nubile co-eds. And when she has a vision of a dorm-wide massacre, her attempts at preventing the Boogeyman's rampage reach critical mass—will anyone finally pay attention or is it normal for half a dozen students to vanish within 24 hours?
Boogeyman 3 hits all the right beats, but still manages to elude "memorable" status. The proven game-plan is in effect—death, death, death, exposition, death, death, more exposition, death, shocking ending that's-not-so-shocking—but the experience taken as a whole fails to rise above the endless crop of straight-to-DVD slashfests.
It's not horrible, but in a field as crowded as the horror genre, something unique is needed to catapult a film out of the Abyss of Forgotten Movies Featuring Attractive Young Eviscerated Adults; Boogeyman 3 doesn't have it.
The Cannon Fodder
The audio/video treatment is solid: a nice 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and a full 5.0 surround mix (English and French). Extras: deleted scenes and brief, well-done featurettes on the making-of, the death scenes and shooting in Bulgaria.
The movie is slick and plays by the horror rules…and that's about it.
Check under the bed for a better movie.
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