Boogeymen (2001)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History, Media Studies  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard

Key scenes from films as varied in period, tone, and critical stature as Psycho, The Ugly, Leprechaun, and I Know What You Did Last Summer are interspersed with factoids about the famous characters they portray in this interactive DVD, which was also released as a more traditional VHS documentary. Splashy, CD-ROM style graphics introduce clips from the aforementioned films plus Jason Goes to Hell, Hellraiser, Wishmaster, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child's Play 2, Candyman, Scream, The Guardian, The Dentist, Phantasm, Puppet Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween. The emphasis, however, is not on the films themselves, but on the "boogeymen" they unleashed on the collective pop culture consciousness, such as Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Chucky, Blade, Norman Bates, Jason Vorhees, and Michael Myers. Boogeymen eschews traditional narration and documentary technique, focusing instead on quick, bullet-point snippets about the characters and their preferred methods of maiming, torturing, and killing. The DVD version, however, features an optional audio track featuring narration by horror-sci-fi star Robert England. Other enhanced features include additional character information and trivia questions. Boogeymen marked the inaugural release from FlixMix, a subsidiary of Universal Pictures that promises to deliver "nothing but the good stuff" from the various genres that it tackles.

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cinema, collection, Dracula, fantasy, Frankenstein, Hollywood, leprechaun, pop-culture, slasher