When Tim was young, he was terrified of closets. His dad told him about the boogeyman. One night, every time he turned out the light, something happened. He saw an old shirt get up and walk towards him, the closet door kept opening, then something threw his lamp off the table. His dad went in the closet to show him it was ok and something grabbed the father and he was gone. Everyone said he left, that he abandoned his family.
Now Tim's an adult, with a fiancee. He went to meet her parents and had a nightmare that his mom, looking almost demonic, showed up. His uncle called soon after and said she died. He went back to his hometown for the funeral. Then he went back to his house, to stay overnight. He kept remembering his dad locking him in closets to prove nothing was there.
He finds a little girl hiding in one of the outside sheds. She forgets her backpack. When he opens it, it's filled with pictures of missing kids. Then he sees them, all around him, the same people in the pictures. They're all hollow eyed wraiths. He panics and runs out the front door, right into his fiancee's arms. Jess and he go to a motel.
They're relaxing, she starts a hot bath and he goes to get ice. He comes back to find she's gone. Nothing else is missing, including her underwear by the tub. There's a closet in the bathroom. He steps in and walks out of the closet in his house. He totally freaks out.
He sees the little girl again. He goes with her to her house. He knows that house. A man lived there who lost his little girl. He believed the boogeyman took her. Everyone thought he was crazy except Tim. When Tim and the little girl go in, they see all the windows and doors are boarded up. Except one. The guy tried to set a trap for the Boogeyman.
Tim realizes he has to defeat the Boogeyman. The little girl tells him he has to go back to the beginning, to where it all began. He tries, but every time he goes in a closet he comes out in a different place. He finally goes to his house, and does what the other man did. He blocks all the doors except one. He waits for the Boogeyman there.
This isn't too bad. It builds up nicely, keeps the creepy factor well, and moves right along. But the end just doesn't quite cut it. It's almost as if they needed an ending and couldn't come up with one, so they slapped this on. I was really caught up in this, until the anti-climax. Then I just sat there with a sneer on my face, unbelieving as it wound down.