James L. Conway’s Underrated Monster Classic The Boogens Coming to Blu-ray

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Have you seen director James L. Conway’s 1981 creature feature “The Boogens”? It’s freaking awesome. No, seriously — it’s all kinds of badass. For years, attempting to own the flick was damn-near impossible, unless you were willing to settle for the cheap, VHS-source bootlegs found in horror convention dealer rooms. Now, thanks to the folks at Olive Films, this underrated classic is finally headed to Blu-ray, complete with a remastered HD transfer straight from an archival 35mm print. Here’s hoping the film still holds up without the tape fuzz and spotty audio.

Here’s a synopsis, though it doesn’t do the film justice:

In a small town near Denver, two young men begin to explore a long-abandoned old mine recently re-opened by a group of minors. When one 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.

“The Boogens”, which comes with a recommendation from Stephen King, terrorizes Blu-ray on August 7th, 2012. Don’t have a Blu-ray player? Don’t cry yourself to sleep;The film is getting a DVD release, as well. The trailer, as well as a couple of TV spots, have been embedded below.

Via : Horror-Movies.ca

Author: Todd Rigney

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