Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation

September 28, 2003

So disappointing. I was hoping for a compilation of the scariest, goriest, BEST scenes from all these movies, but all I ended up with are the funniest ones.

Boogeymen retreads over the same ground as Terror in the Aisles did almost 20 years ago. It takes clips from the classics (Psycho, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, Candyman, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday), recent hits (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer), total schlock (Child’s Play 2, Leprechaun, Wishmaster), cult favorites (Phantasm, Puppetmaster, The Dentist) and stuff I’ve never heard of (The Ugly, The Guardian). I’ve got to admit, they picked all the heavy hitters of horror. The only one missing? Belial from Basket Case!

My major beef is which scenes they picked. Some of the scenes they picked were perfect: the final escape scene from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre; the final scene from Halloween; the final scene from Hellraiser – those were all great, scary scenes. But why did they include the final scene from Psycho instead of the shower scene? Why did they include Sydney’s first encounter with Ghostface instead of much better scenes in Scream, like Rose McGowan getting squished in the garage door or even better yet, the opening scene with Drew Barrymore? Same goes with the scene picked from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tina’s death scene was ok, I guess – but why didn’t they include Johnny Depp’s blood fountain of death? That’s a much better, albeit shorter scene. The scene from Child’s Play 2 was total shit – you couldn’t even see Chucky stabbing her! And of all the scene to pick from the Friday the 13th series, why did they choose the one luring Jason to the FBI trap? He didn’t even get to kill anyone! Why not include an actual impalement, decapitation or even a simple stab wound?

One of the best features of the DVD is the trailer section. They’ve included trailers from about half of the movies featured. The best one is the original grainy trailer for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. So scary!

Some good did come out me watching it – I really want to check out The Ugly, about a serial killer influenced by “the uglies” – naked dead chicks who tell him to kill. Plus, it’s from New Zealand, home of Peter Jackson.

Year – 2001
Rating – UR
Runtime – 56 minutes
Genre – Horror Compilation
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BOB Rating – Two BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Jesus Wept." - Frank Cotton (Andrew Robinson) in Hellraiser