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The Boogeyman (1982)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Short  |  2 October 2010 (USA)
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A man tries to explain to his psychiatrist that the Boogeyman is real and has been killing his children.

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Cast overview:
Michael Read ...
Lester Billings
Bert Linder ...
Dr. Harper
Terence Brandy ...
Sgt. Garland
Mindy Silverman ...
Rita Billings
Jerome Bynder ...
Coroner
Bobby Persicelli ...
Denny
Michael D'Agostino ...
Andy
Nancy Lindeberg ...
Neighbor
James Holmes ...
Husband
Ross Macdonald ...
Cop #1
Dave Buff ...
Cop #2
Rich West ...
Attendant #1
John Coté ...
Attendant #2
Brooke Trivas ...
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The three children of the separated family father Lester Billings are dead, like a psychiatrist tells, killed bye the Boogeyman. The worst thing for Billings is, that he has suspected that, when his first child died, and was sure, when his second child died. still he admitted that the Boogeyman took his third child. Now he believes, that the Boogeyman will take him too, and is afraid to open his closets at home. His psychiatrist understands him well, too well... Written by Franz-Josef Brinkkoetter <franjo@amclust2.amclust.mcnet.de>

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Stephen King's Nightshift Collection Volume Two: The Boogyman  »

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27 August 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

This one is probably misunderstood by many, because of it's genre. It's short but very powerful story and I can't see any way in which it could have been done better. It perfectly reflects the horror and disturbance in the main characters mind. It doesn't really give you too much of a plot, but because of it's genre it's not what it's supposed to do. The main thing here is psychology and this short delivers that part perfectly. And I guarantee that some words said here will haunt you for some time. I'm a fan of Stephen King and can really see his reflection here, it really reflects his style - madness, disturbance and despair - that's the glorious mix of Mr. Stephen King. Watch it if you have some free time to waste.


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