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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>

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Combines elements from the slasher, psychological and supernatural horror sub genres. 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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Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Go Bye Bye
Written by Jeff Severson
Performed by 4 Out of 5 Doctors (as Four Out of Five Doctors)
Courtesy of Nemperor Records
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Vastly underrated
1 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Im surprised at the low rating (3.8/10). The movie was obviously done on a limited budget; Nevertheless,they did capture the mood for this classic horror flick. Read previous posts for details. They are fairly accurate. But, to truly appreciate this movie, you much watch it for yourself. The acting is on par with actors in bigger budget horror flicks of that time. It just goes to show you it's all a matter of who you know in the biz and/or how big your pocketbook is. Personally, Im not much into horror, but this one truly peaked my interest. Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat thru a majority of the movie. Some scenes even had me turning away in shock. 8 out of 10 stars from me.


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