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Bride of Boogedy

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Made-for-TV comedy horror sequel is spooky but silly.

Movie NR 1987 93 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Well made sequel is not as scary as the first

PG-13: some scares/throughout and mild violencep

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

A made-for-TV feature from the Magical World of Disney stable, this 1980s comedy horror is either deliciously spoofy and self-aware or embarrassingly corny and dated. Younger viewers will no doubt presume the latter -- and they might be right. A confusing mixture of bad jokes and slapstick alongside genuinely spooky frights -- séances, the undead, characters being possessed -- makes it hard to know who Bride of Boogedy is aiming at. The silliness level would suit younger kids but the scary stuff makes it only really suitable for tweens or older.

In its defense, Bride of Boogedy does do a great job of building tension with its classic horror movie motifs and ominous music. And although Carleton and Eloise's prankster schtick might grate, you can't help but like them. Despite its flaws -- and some frankly bizarre plot lines -- Bride of Boogedy will still entertain families who like scary stories, but it's definitely best enjoyed with a pinch of salt.

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