Not too long ago we revisited Ulli Lommel’s surreal 1980 slasher THE BOOGEYMAN, which I still feel doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves. After a couple of forgettable sequels and a sorta-reboot — though in name only — from Sam Raimi’s Ghosthouse Pictures in 2005 (which spawned sequels of its own), it appears the BOOGEYMAN franchise might finally be returning to its creepy, dreamlike roots… at least if this newly-launched teaser trailer is any indication.
While very little has been revealed about the plot of REINCARNATION, the teaser does contain some amazingly weird and decidedly nightmarish imagery; the new footage is intercut with scenes from the 1980 original (though it’s not clear at this stage whether it will appear in the feature itself), and the new material also recalls key visual elements from the first film, which hints that it might be a partial remake.
The teaser also confirms the rumor that Laurence Harvey of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 and 3 will be co-starring in the film with Tristan Risk (AMERICAN MARY, THE EDITOR) and the director himself.
Despite the lack of worthwhile output from Lommel over the past couple of decades, I’m still holding out some hope that the director (whose moody first feature TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment from Arrow Films) can return to the creepy, schizophrenic low-budget scares he first summoned 36 years ago. Only time will tell…