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Boogey Boogey Boogens?

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on January 3, 2010 by sideshowmassacre

I just slogged through an obscure monster flick from the very beginning of the 80’s (which is coincidentally also the very beginning of my life). The Boogens is a dark and effective film despite being dragged down by too much talk and not nearly enough action.

A mine is purposely demolished to seal up these turtle-like creatures. Years later when they attempt to re-open the mine, the Boogen are set free to cause very little trouble and kill very few. Practically harmless.

The kill scenes are few and far between and the movie relies on the killing being done off screen which is not uncommon. The corpses and creature aftermath are enjoyably bloody and there are a few decent “It’s definitely dead now” jump scares.

I’m a big fan of creature features from the 80’s. Critters, Ghoulies, CHUD are some of my favorites. The Boogens is a hilarious bit of nostalgia and you’ll be hard pressed to find your own copy.

Luckily there is hope. Check out campslasher He will show you the way. On to his next gem.