Last week I made my weekly stop by Big Lots, and found the original Cape Fear, as well as a double feature of The Boogeyman (1980) and Return Of The Boogeyman. The Boogeyman is a great little Halloween knock off that has a creepy atmosphere as well as an eerie score. It’s just a great scary little flick.
I already had a copy on another double feature with another of the director’s (Ulli Lommel) films called The Devonsville Terror. Trouble is that double feature is non-anamorphic and does not entirely fill the screen of my HDTV. Those of you who have HDTVs and have tried watching a non-anamophic film will know what I’m talking about. The picture is only about 3/4 the size that it should be.
Anyway, the copy on the double feature that I bought last week was anammorphic. Awesome I thought. I also thought that Return Of The Boogeyman was the 1983 sequel that I heard suffers from Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 syndrome. The movie that is almost entirely made out of “flashbacks” of the previous movie. Read: recycling old footage and inserting a couple of minutes of new footage.
I like some bad movies, if only to make fun of them or write about how I thought they’d be terrible and then I ended up enjoying them. I just a while ago popped in the dvd of Return Of The Boogeyman and it turns out it’s not the sequel it’s the 3RD one. It also suffers from Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 syndrome. It’s all pretty much footage of not the second one but THE FIRST ONE. Yeah, this flick is pretty damn shitty, but I’m still sitting here through it because I just want to see how bad it turns out to be entirely. Also because my next blog will be about why I always sit through a movie no matter how boring or shitty.
Hey, at least I’m doing something constructive while it’s on the tv. I’m writing this blog!
Rene’s song of the day: “The Shower” (Theme from Dressed To Kill) by Pino Donaggio.
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