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The Boogey Man (1980)

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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:
Suzanna Love ...
Ron James ...
Jake
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Dr. Warren
Nicholas Love ...
Willy
Raymond Boyden ...
Kevin
Felicite Morgan ...
Aunt Helen
Bill Rayburn ...
Uncle Ernest
Llewelyn Thomas ...
Father Reilly
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 ...
Timmy
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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>

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The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

7 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boogeyman  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Jake: [Noticing that Lacy is still nonchalantly preparing dinner, not realizing she's been possessed] Lacy, what are you doing?
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26 October 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This very low budget knockoff of HALLOWEEN has a murder committed by a small boy, and 20 years later, more murders occur thanks to pieces of a mirror that "witnessed" the original slaying. Don't ask. There was a sequel to this some years later that had little to do with this, and cemented the potential for BOOGEYMAN to become a series. The acting is nonexistent, the script is putrid, the cinematography and sound quality are a joke. Stick with the HALLOWEEN series, no matter how bad it got over the years. Even the recent BOOGEYMAN is better than this, and that film was basically a knockoff of THE TOOTH FAIRY, itself a not very compelling fable about a boy grown to be man and still afraid of...the dark. You want some real scares, stick with the JEEPERS CREEPERS franchise. It is as close as we have today to a true horror series in the mold of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and Friday THE 13TH.


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