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The Boogeyman (1982)

 -  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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From the works of Stephen King.
7 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Boogeyman (1982) was a lame adaptation to the eerie short story that was written by Stephen King. This story can be found in the short story collection called Night Shift. Quite a few of these stories were adapted into film (either shorts or features). The film makers of this one fell a sleep at the wheel. I understand about budget limitations, but this is no excuse. The movie was boring and the actors over acted big time in this one.

The story is about a scruffy and unpleasant man who seeks psychiatric help from a professional (i.e. a psychoanalyst). In his meeting, he describes the deaths of his children to him. He's guilt ridden over how his children died and he wants to relive himself of the burden of his children's deaths. Who killed his children? Is the dude responsible? Will I enjoy this movie? I don't know, you'll have to find out for yourself when you watch the Stephen King short film adaptation of......THE BOOGEYMAN!!!!

Not worth it but you might want to take a gander.


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