I was really surprised when Boogeyman went on to gross over $45 million last January, but I guess that's what happens when you snag a simplistically slick title and market the thing to 14-year-old kids. And yes, there's now a sequel coming (very) soon. We've already reported on the writer, the director and some of the initial cast members, but here's a mini-bombshell that could cause gorehounds the world over to give Boogeyman 2 a fair shake: They just cast Tobin Bell as one of the sequel's leads. Yes, that's right: Jigsaw himself is moving over to the Boogeyman franchise -- and that sound you just heard was Bell joining the ranks of actors like Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Doug Bradley (Pinhead), Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees).
Also added to the cast were folks with names like John Simmons, Matt Cohen and Chrissy Griffith; they'll be joining Danielle Savre, David Gallagher and Mae Whitman in the Boogeyman 2 cast. What is the plot? A chick with a boogeyman phobia checks into a mental health facility, then things go terribly wrong. Editor Jeff Betancourt makes his directorial debut on this one, and he'll be working from a screenplay by equally green screenwriter Brian Sieve. Jigsaw or no, this project still screams Netflix rental to me -- at best.