The plot: The mine in Silver City closed in 1912 after unusual collapses and the mysterious disappearance of 27 miners. Now four men enter the mine to re-open it. As they unseal blocked tunnels, something is ready to come out. The next day, two of the miners, and hunks, Mark (Fred McCarren) and Roger (Jeff Harlan) move into a home. Their landlady (the beautiful Marcia Reider) is not there to meet them, as she was dragged away by a boogen the night before. Our miners are very fortunate, Jessica (Martin) and Trish (Balding) arrive, and they will engage in lots of pre-marital sex together. Fred falls in love with Trish, probably because he keeps seeing her naked. Also in the house is Tiger, a very annoying poodle....fortunately the boogens eat him. Unbeknownst to our nymphomaniac quartet, a secret passageway from the mine leads to their basement...and now the boogens are loose and in a wandering (and homicidal) mood.
As Trish begins to discover the mystery of the mine, Roger and Mark continue to assist in clearing out tunnels that have caved in. Unknown to Mark, Trish, and Jessica, Roger falls prey to the creature pictured below as he parks his pick-up in the garage. In a very exciting final 30 minutes Mark makes some shocking discoveries in the old mine concerning the fate of those missing miners in 1912 and what is still living down there. Meanwhile Trish heads back to the house as Jessica hops in the shower, and the boogens head up a mine shaft to the house. As the poodle is gobbled up, a boogen sets it's sights on Jessica, who is all wet and clad only in a towel. Will Mark and Jessica be able to save her?
The ending is frightening, and of course has our protagonists descending into the mine where the lair of these monster's is located. To think our kids never knew a world where Coors was only available west of the Mississippi. What "My Bloody Valentine" (see my review last June 1st) did for Moosehead Beer, "The Boogens" does for Coors. Well acted with four great looking actors/actresses, this film was praised by Stephen King when it hit the theaters. Now available on DVD, this is a film a fan of 1980s horror must see. Happy Birthday, Ms. Balding.