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The Boogey Man (1980)

R | | Horror | 7 November 1980 (USA)
Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ron James ...
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Nicholas Love ...
Raymond Boyden ...
Kevin
Felicite Morgan ...
Aunt Helen
Bill Rayburn ...
Uncle Ernest
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Jay Wright ...
Young Willy
Natasha Schiano ...
Young Lacey
Gillian Gordon ...
Lacey and Willy's Mother
Howard Grant ...
The Lover
Jane Pratt ...
Jane
Lucinda Ziesing ...
Susan
David Swim ...
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Storyline

A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death. Written by David Swim <dave@fraust.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!

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Horror

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Release Date:

7 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boogeyman  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,500,000, 15 October 1980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,000,000, 31 December 2003
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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The house used for the exterior shots of Lacy and Willy's childhood home is located in La Plata, Maryland, and in 2004 was severely damaged by a tornado. See more »

Goofs

Before the guy on the beach gets into his car as he searches for the breathing sound, the light on the ceiling inside the car is on, meaning the passenger side door was open for the cameraman. See more »

Quotes

Willy: The well!
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Not From Her World
Written by Cal Everett
Performed by 4 Out of 5 Doctors (as Four Out of Five Doctors)
Courtesy of Nemperor Records
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surprisingly it didn't suck as much as it should have,
12 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

surprising because Ulli Lommel was involved in writing directing and producing this thing.i didn't realise Lommel was behind it until i got it home.by then figured what the hey.i mean how bad could it be,right.after all,i managed to see at least some of Lommel's other travesties,B.T.K and Black Dalia.those were putrid.The Boogeyman however,is not.it has interesting story,some decent performances,and some unusual music/sound effects.it is readily apparent a low budget production,but i could watch it all,without having to pause to vomit,so that's something.no classic by any means,but still...for me The Boogeyman is a 5/10


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