What’s “The Boogeyman” About?
Still reeling from the very tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl, Sadie (Sophie Thatcher), and her younger sister, Sawyer (Vivien Lyra Blair) find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before its too late!
The Boogeyman DOES Exist
When referring the very infamous Boogeyman, what can we really actually really say about him – or is this scary disfigured creature a her even? Do we really know? All that we know is that they choose to live in dark areas and spaces in children’s dark bedroom closets! But in this movie, we see that this is not a myth – and that the Boogeyman is actually real! What in the world would you do if you had the Boogeyman coming directly at you and there was nothing that you could do to stop him from swallowing you whole after you have exhausted every possible thing to banish him back to hell or where the hell ever it came from?
Fighting For THE SURVIVAL of YOUR Soul!
Fighting …to survive is one thing that Sadie, who was the youngest child did in the film! She slept with that big bright ball of light and she tried effortlessly to convince her therapist, her sister, and her father that there was an evil being of some sort living underneath her bed, tormenting her all throughout the house, etc. but did anyone believe her? NO! Why do you think that is? The same excuse of: kids have a vivid imagination or that is a coping mechanism of dealing with her mother’s death! Sadie’s fears came to fruition when Sadie and Will had their individual own encounters with the notorious creature!!! Evil always looks for the weak to attack and prey upon.
Crazy Coincidences … I Think …NOT
Just when the family wanted to chalk up the “strange occurrences” to something other than the Supernatural there was an unexpected guest wanting to see Dr. Will Harper and that was Lester Billings. Lester set the foundation for the film and was basically warning Will of the dreadful doom of what was to come but again, took him as a fraud and someone off his rocker. In the world today – there are individuals whom are really psychotic and some who say off the wall things and they do need further investigation – now how can a trained professional decipher between the 2- that is the million dollar question! What happened to Lester was horrific and the events in the film…..
Believe Me!! Believe Me!! Believe Me!!
The movie certainly CAN make a believer out of a person who does not believe in the creature that has children make him up for more than century. Where this creature came from or who invented him up is beyond me, but the movie was very well done. It was scary and it did not have any off the wall things happen. There was some scenes in the film where I was caught off guard and I liked that because it kept me on my toes! If you wish and believe for something hard enough, it will eventually come true and for this family, they wished for the Boogeyman to go away – but did he – and 100% fully?
The Boogeyman Stays In The Dark
The manner in which that the film concluded I felt was appropriate simply because it led audiences back to the beginning of the home of the creature in a symbolic type of way, but will it lead for a sequel for the film? So, in closing what I will leave you with is simply this …listen to your children and indulge them when they say check for monsters … just check, but make it fun for them and not add horror to it; make them feel loved, secure, and safe like you already do – just step it up an extra notch!