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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 ...
Jake
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Dr. Warren
Nicholas Love ...
Willy
Raymond Boyden ...
Kevin
Felicite Morgan ...
Aunt Helen
Bill Rayburn ...
Uncle Ernest
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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

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7 November 1980 (USA)  »

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The Boogeyman  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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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

Visible in the top right corner, as Lacey is talking to her shrink. See more »

Quotes

Jake: [Noticing that Lacy is still nonchalantly preparing dinner, not realizing she's been possessed] Lacy, what are you doing?
Lacey: I'm fixing supper dear.
Jake: Lacy Ernest and Helen are DEAD!
Lacey: Ah that makes dinner for four. Father Reilly, you're staying, aren't you?
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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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Probably Lommel's best effort...
28 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Boogeyman", directed by Ulli Lommel, is quite a unique and strange 'slasher' film if you will. The story of a brother and a sister named Willy and Lacey (who are actually in real life both brother and sister as well ironically) who are traumatized by witnessing a murder that happened during their childhood, Lommel takes us as the viewer all the way to their adulthood for the most part of the film where their past still seems to haunt the both of them. The acting is very campy, although Suzanna Love's screen presence is always nice. John Carradine makes a brief but good performance as Lacey's psychologist, there are some interesting death scenes. Both the beginning and the end of the film are direct homages to two previous horror classics, the beginning is a direct "Halloween" homage and the ending resembles an homage to "The Exorcist". Overall I feel Lommel did a nice job for only working on a shoe-string budget in the first place. I would have to say that by far this is Lommel's best film. 8/10 stars.


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