Fans of snow bound ‘80s horror like 'Curtains', or particularly 'Ghost Keeper', should find plenty to enjoy in ‘The Boogens’, one of the quietest, tamest monster flicks I've ever seen.
Having never heard of this film before, and as there was very little reviews online at the time, I took a chance on the recent Blu-ray release by Olive Films, and I’m certainly glad I did. Slotting into a brief period of mining in horror movies, like 'The Strangeness', and the slasher classic 'My Bloody Valentine', ‘The Boogens’ is a nice little addition to this sub genre, while also adding a number of fresh ingredients. While it most certainly won’t be to everyone’s liking, as the pace is particularly anaesthetised, you certainly can’t discount atmosphere, which ‘The Boogens’ has it in spades. There is some genuinely stunning photography here, capturing the snow covered mountain locations used throughout. It also has an effective synth score, that should have any '80s horror fan salivating. The cast of characters that populate this movie are for the most part really likeable as well, especially ‘Silent Scream’ (1980) star Rebecca Balding.