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The Boogey Man -- A girl witnesses the murder of her mother's boyfriend while looking in the mirror.

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Director:
Writers:
Ulli Lommel (screenplay) and
Suzanna Love (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 November 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!
Plot:
Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Nightmare...don't think so. See more (58 total) »

Cast

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Suzanna Love ... Lacey
Ron James ... Jake

John Carradine ... 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
Katie Casey ... Teenager
Ernest Meier ... Teenager

Charles David Richards ... Teenager (as Stony Richards)
Claudia Porcelli ... Teenager

Catherine Tambini ... Katy

Directed by
Ulli Lommel 
 
Writing credits
Ulli Lommel (screenplay) and
Suzanna Love (screenplay) and
David Herschel (screenplay)

Produced by
Gillian Gordon .... line producer
Ulli Lommel .... producer
Wolf Schmidt .... executive producer
Terrell Tannen .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Tim Krog 
 
Cinematography by
Jochen Breitenstein (director of photography)
David Sperling (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Terrell Tannen 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Morgan 
 
Set Decoration by
David Weiss 
 
Production Management
Howard Grant .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Stuart Deutsch .... sound engineer
Jane Goldsmith .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Craig Harris .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Carr-Forster .... still photographer
Steve Dubin .... camera assistant
Arthur Gardner .... lighting director
Chris Li .... camera assistant
Jürg V. Walther .... camera operator (as Juerg V. Walther)
 
Editorial Department
Philippe Carr-Forster .... assistant editor
Sharon Oreck .... assistant editor
Malsy Prévotat .... assistant editor (as Malsy Prevotat)
 
Music Department
Ed Christiano .... music editor
Tim Krog .... music performer
 
Other crew
Neil Boyden .... location supervisor
Ralph Boyden .... location supervisor
Susan Ensley .... assistant to director
Stace Hill .... production assistant
Rudy Laurent .... assistant to director
Yvonne Winters .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Boogeyman" - UK (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
82 min | UK:85 min (extended version)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2010) | Finland:(Banned) (heavily cut) (1981) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1981) (re-rating) | France:-16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Italy:VM14 | Norway:(Banned) (video version) (1983) | Singapore:M18 | UK:X (original rating: 1980) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1992) (cut) (re-rating) (2000) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1992) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Star Suzanna Love is the real-life sister of co-star Nicholas Love, who plays her brother in the film, and was at the time also the wife of director Ulli Lommel. She and Lommel co-authored the screenplay for this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The knife Willy takes from the dish of discarded chicken bones is not the same knife that Jake was using to carve with.See more »
Quotes:
Timmy:BOOGEYMAAAAAAAN!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Videoclub (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Not From Her WorldSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Nightmare...don't think so., 2 October 2005
Author: Ky-D from Hawaii, USA

More like a languid summer day dream. Boring story, limp film making, bad acting...just not much to brag about here.

A young girl witnesses a murder and gets traumatized and her brother goes nuts and an evil spirit has possessed a mirror and...ah who cares? Most viewers won't even finish it anyways.

Cheap production values do nothing to help a story in dire need of an interesting event...any interesting event. Nothing about the script is put together well; from the dialogue to the plot "twists" it is all amateur stuff.

Acting is on par with the script (ie: it sucks). It is clear why none of these thespians ever moved onto bigger better things. The only noteworthy player is the lead actress, who while not even remotely a good actor is at least quite attractive.

The only positive element in the film (or the opposite if you are a moralist) are the murder scenes. Cheesy though they may be, they are packed with plenty of running crimson and have an unpleasant kind of sadism to them, even including some pointless sexual tones.

What we have here is a bad film that gained notoriety by being black listed in England as a video nasty and would have (should have) disappeared long ago if moral purists would have just left it alone.

4/10

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