The Boogeyman (1982)

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A man tries to explain to his psychiatrist that the Boogeyman is real and has been killing his children.


(as Jeffrey C. Schiro)


(short story), (as Jeffrey C. Schiro)
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Cast overview:
Michael Read ...
Lester Billings
Bert Linder ...
Dr. Harper
Terence Brandy ...
Sgt. Garland
Mindy Silverman ...
Rita Billings
Jerome Bynder ...
Bobby Persicelli ...
Michael D'Agostino ...
Nancy Lindeberg ...
James Holmes ...
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 <>

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Amateur-grade adaptation of a Stephen King story from his legendary NIGHTSHIFT collection. A screwy father's three children die, one by one, which he attributes to a monster in the closet. Now he is worried he will be next. Most of this short film has the dad telling his story to a kindly psychiatrist. A very static film, consisting mainly of one actor at a time appearing on screen to spout his dialog. Michal Read is the nervous dad, and the best part of this odd little thriller. The surprise ending is a hoot. Bert Linder is the benevolent shrink. The editing is on the choppy side, so be prepared. It is worth watching if for no other reason than to see what lies on the other side of that closet door.

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