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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:
surprisingly it didn't suck as much as it should have, 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
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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" - 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:
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:
Revealing mistakes: Before the guy on the beach gets into his car as he searches for the breathing sound, the light on the ceiling inside the car is on, meaning the passenger side door was open for the cameraman.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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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
surprisingly it didn't suck as much as it should have,, 12 August 2009
Author: disdressed12 from Canada

surprising because Ulli Lommel was involved in writing directing and producing this thing.i didn't realise Lommel was behind it until i got it home.by then figured what the hey.i mean how bad could it be,right.after all,i managed to see at least some of Lommel's other travesties,B.T.K and Black Dalia.those were putrid.The Boogeyman however,is not.it has interesting story,some decent performances,and some unusual music/sound effects.it is readily apparent a low budget production,but i could watch it all,without having to pause to vomit,so that's something.no classic by any means,but still...for me The Boogeyman is a 5/10

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