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Stephen King (short story)
Jeff Schiro
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A man tries to explain to his psychiatrist that the Boogeyman is real and has been killing his children. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
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 ... Dispatch Voice

Directed by
Jeff Schiro  (as Jeffrey C. Schiro)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen King  short story
Jeff Schiro  (as Jeffrey C. Schiro)

Original Music by
John Coté 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Meltzer 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Schiro  (as Jeffrey C. Schiro)
 
Sound Department
John Coté .... sound designer
Jeff Schiro .... sound designer (as Jeffrey C. Schiro)
 
Editorial Department
Dana Winseman .... archival telecine supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Nightshift Collection Volume Two: The Boogyman" - USA (video box title)
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28 min
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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The scariest things..., 26 May 2004
Author: tabaddon from United States

The scariest things about this ultra-low budget short are the opening titles and jarring score that tries far too hard to mimic Wendy Carlos' 'The Shining' score. It does not succeed.

Even as a student film, it's contrived and poorly executed. Framing is off (and not in an 'artistic' way), direction seems scatterbrained (and not in a 'good horror film' way), and the soundtrack seems out of sync in places (enough to draw attention away from the story). The climactic end scene is anything but, and even confusing.

Steer clear of this slow, tired adaptation - it doesn't represent the story well at all - and read King's original composition. The out-of-print VHS (part of the 'Nightshift Collection') is only worth hunting down if you're a serious collector of Stephen King or amateur/student horror attempts.

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