Get Ready to Stare in Disbelief at The Boogens Artwork!

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We’ve talked about it before as there have been whispers, but now we can officially confirm that the long lost Eighties classic creature feature The Boogens is officially on its way to Blu-ray and DVD! It’s actually happening! Bad movie lovers rejoice!

While there is still no word on the extras, if any at all, The Boogens, yes, The Boogens, will be headed home on August 7, 2012, courtesy of Olive Films.

The flick, directed by James L. Conway (Hanger 18), stars Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin, Jeff Harlan, and John Crawford.

In a small town near Denver, two young men begin to explore a long-abandoned old mine recently re-opened by a group of miners. When one of the men is discovered missing, his friends begin a search that leads them to horrifying consequences. They’re all unaware of the evil that’s been unleashed, and soon, one by one, a monster that no one has seen snatches up the townspeople. Suddenly, the grisly truth is revealed, and a young couple is forced to confront the unknown in order to save their lives… and the entire town.

Get Ready to Stare in Disbelief at The Boogens Artwork!

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  • DavidFullam

    The Boogens is a classic?

    • Uncle Creepy

      Of bad Eighties filmmaking that goes great with alcohol yes!

  • Caterpillar

    The disc will have audio commentary by director James L. Conway, star Rebecca Balding and screenwriter David O’Malley.

  • Cinemascribe

    That artwork is the original theatrical release poster (I remember seeing it in the lobby of the Village Green theater that used to be located in West Palm Beach back in the 1980’s), which was the best aspect of a movie that sucked then and sucks now.

    I actually had an opportunity to revisit The Boogens in the years since it first bowed and it was as bad as I recall. This flick couldn’t even scare me as a kid, much less as an adult. It’s dull. All that activity going on and it just goes round and round falling flat in scene after boring scene. How the fuck are you gonna have a monster movie with creepy crawlies killing people down in a series of mine shafts and somehow render it flat and uninteresting? It’s almost as if someone TRIED to screw the pooch with this one.

    • Vanvance1

      Damn, I’ve never seen this one and I was getting interested until I read your message. Sighs.

      • Cinemascribe

        To be fair, the Boogens does have it’s share of fans, Vanvance. If you’re interested, you should probably check it out anyway just to satiate your curiosity. This is merely my own take on the film. For me, it came off as lifeless. But I’ve also had occasions where I praised certain films that other people thought were utter crap.

        A terrific example that sort of falls in line with the same sort of 80’s era cheesiness like The Boogens would be a low budget, “in- and-out- of-cinemas- so -quickly-that-if-you-blinked-you-missed -it” 1987 Sci-Fi/monster flick called The Kindred about a research team at an isolated lab who are dispatched over the course of a weekend by dozens of clones of a slimy, multi-tentacled genetic mistake named Anthony.

        As it happens, I didn’t blink and I actually caught The Kindred in it’s run at a wonderful and long since departed three-house General Cinemas theater called the Cinema 70 here in Lake Worth, Florida the first week it was out (I was one of those kids who knew about every horror movie -big or small- that was coming out in advance thanks to my ongoing yearly Fangoria subscription).

        Maybe it’s because I did see the film as nature intended (on a giant screen, in the dark, at a matinee surrounded by strangers who also had nothing better to do that afternoon), but I freakin’ love that flick in all of its oozing, gruesome, crazy-ass B-movie, Rod – Steiger -gratuitously -overacting glory (yes, Rod Steiger shows up and gives a performance that makes his appearance in the Amityville Horror seem positively sedate by comparison).

        But ,man, I’ve gotta say- I have seen some serious derision heaped on that flick over the years from a number of sources. It’s pretty far from being universally loved (Actually,at this point it’s pretty much been almost entirely forgotten by the mainstream). I have no illusions about the fact that there are more than enough people out there who think The Kindred is the cinematic equivalent of ass squared stuck on a shit stick.

        Bottom line- I urge you to go for it and at least rent The Boogens anyway. You may find you like the film. Others certainly have.

        • Vanvance1

          I actually had a Kindred poster up on my bedroom wall for years. At the time I had a crush on Amanda Pays (courtesy of my Max Headroom viewing) and when I saw the poster with the creature in the baby bottle I knew I had to see it.

          I’ll give The Boogens a shot, maybe it will possess some 80’s charm that will allow me to overlook the flaws.

          • The Unknown Murderer

            I love The Kindred! And I also love Humanoids from the Deep, which I know is NOT a good movie.

            Never seen The Boogens, but hey, Stephen King liked it. Gotta give it a shot, even if it means a blind buy (snicker).

            Actually, scratch the blind buy. The full movie is viewable on YouTube, so we don’t have to spend our money to find out we don’t like it!