The Boogeyman(2023)Review:didn’t scare me

The movie, The Boogeyman (2023), directed by Rob Savage, who is known for his work on “Host” and “Dashcam,” is disappointingly unoriginal. The plot feels like it’s been lifted directly from other horror films, resulting in a predictable and derivative story. The slow progression of the plot fails to create any genuine scares, and the movie is nothing more than a collection of cheap jump-scares strung together by a subpar plot that would have been outdated 10 years ago. Even though I had been watching a lot of horror films, this movie failed to scare me even slightly. It is the most generic horror flick I have seen in a long time, with no original elements except for a spherical light.

Although the production design and special effects are decent, they cannot save the movie’s overall poor quality. The editing is sloppy, leading to disjointed and poorly paced scenes. The dialogue lacks inspiration, with characters frequently delivering exposition and relying on clichéd lines. While individuals who are new to the horror genre might find “The Boogeyman” scary, horror fans will likely be disappointed. Despite the excellent promotional material, the movie’s stupidity towards the end, extensive creature reveal, and over-reliance on trademark jump scares make it a disappointing entry.

The Boogeyman(2023)Review:didn't scare me
The Boogeyman(2023)Official Trailer

The Boogeyman(2023)Details

Release date:June 2, 2023 (United States)
Countries of origin:United States、Canada
Also known as:Night Terror
Filming locations:New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Production companies:20th Century Studios、21 Laps Entertainment、NeoReel

The Boogeyman(2023)Storyline

A psychiatrist, where a man named Lester Billings talks to the doctor about the “murders” of his three young children, describing the events of the past several years. His first two children died mysteriously of apparently unrelated causes (diagnosed as crib death and convulsions, respectively) when left alone in their bedrooms. The only commonalities were that the children cried “Boogeyman!” before being left alone, and the closet door ajar after discovering their corpses, even though Billings is certain the door was shut.

The Boogeyman(2023)top cast

  • Sophie Thatcher(Sadie Harper)
  • Chris Messina(Will Harper)
  • Vivien Lyra Blair(Sawyer Harper)
  • David Dastmalchian(Lester Billings)
  • Marin Ireland(Rita Billings)
  • Madison Hu(Bethany)
  • Maddie Nichols(Natalie)
  • Leeann Ross(Cassidy)
  • Shauna Rappold(Cara Harper)
  • LisaGay Hamilton(Dr. Weller)
  • Cristala Carter(Detective Garland)


Author:Gladys Walcott

My name is Gladys T. Walcott, and I’m a passionate fan of movies and TV shows. I enjoy writing reviews about films and TV shows, and I love to share my thoughts and opinions with others. I’m always open to discussions and feedback, so feel free to leave a comment and start a conversation with me.

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