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The Boogens (1981)

Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.

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Trish Michaels
Fred McCarren ...
Mark Kinner
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Jessica Ford
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Roger Lowrie
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Brian Deering
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Dan Ostroff
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Victoria Tusker
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Martha Chapman (as Marcia Reider)
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The "Boogens" are scaly monsters that look somewhat like giant turtles with lots of sharp, nasty teeth. They are released from an abandoned, boarded-up silver mine in Colorado and proceed to do away with character after character Written by <jlshan@ix.netcom.com>

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25 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Los Boogens  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Co-writer David O'Malley based the script on things that scared him. For example, the sequence in the garage was inspired by O'Malley's fear of being attacked by rattlesnakes in the garage of his home. See more »

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References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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Well done "B" movie
18 August 2001 | by (Washington DC suburb) – See all my reviews

The Boogens is a good fright flick. It plays well on the fear of dark abandon mine shafts, and creepy old buildings. I gave it a "7" out of ten

  • mostly because of the effectiveness that the movie sets in its


atmosphere, from the opening sequence of old photographs and news stories that set the stage for the movie, to the ending - which I found really funny - in a good sort of B-movie way.


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