Posted: October 16, 2010
The Boogeyman is a new Dollar Baby based on one of Kingís short stories. Itís about the father who feels guilty for his childrenís deaths and as we see him he visits a psychologist to deal with this and itís in his office most of the movie takes place. There and at the manís home. Having read the story and seen the previous Dollar Baby version of it the ending comes as no surplice. You could probably have figured it out even if you hadnít read the story. But still itís a rather clever ending and I like it.
The movie itself reminds me of the older Dollar Baby version of the same story. This one though is newer and even though the special effects leave a bit to wish for itís not that bad. Being a Dollar Baby the movie probably didnít have a big budget and still it has some very resourceful effects. Not Hollywood standard but still very suitable for a Dollar Baby.
Having said that, I will say that even though itís not my favorite Dollar Baby I like The Boogeyman. Itís done with love and I bet we havenít seen the last of Gerard Lough, the movies director. As the father we see Simon Fogarty and the psychologist is played by Michael Parle and I must admit that I like the nonchalant way Parles character acts is in the movie. Iím not sure itís intended but he (the character) looks like he rather be somewhere elseÖ
Lilja's final words about The Boogeyman
Check this Dollar Baby out if you get a chance, itís worth it.