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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:
Probably Lommel's best effort... 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Star Suzanne Love is the real-life sister of co-star Nicholas Love, who plays her brother in the film, as well as (then) 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:
Willy:The well!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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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Probably Lommel's best effort..., 28 September 2007
Author: legendaryunderdog from United States

"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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