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A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tim
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Franny
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Jessica
Andrew Glover ...
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Tim's Father
Philip Gordon ...
Uncle Mike
Aaron Murphy ...
Jennifer Rucker ...
Pam
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Co-Worker
Michael Saccente ...
Jessica's Dad
Louise Wallace ...
Jessica's Mom
Brenda Simmons ...
Jessica's Grandma
Josie Tweed ...
Jessica's Sister
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Storyline

Set in the country, 'Boogeyman' tells the haunting tale of a young man traumatized by memories of terrible events he experienced in his childhood bedroom and who, years later, reluctantly returns home to face his fears of a monstrous entity that could be real or merely a figment of his imagination. Written by bondish

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You thought it was a just a story... but it's real.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,974 (South Africa) (20 May 2005)

Gross:

$103,542 (South Africa) (20 May 2005)
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Tim: When you're afraid, close your eyes and count to five. Sometimes it works for me.
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Crazy Credits

In the theatrical version, after all of the credits have rolled there is a scene shot from inside of a closet looking out into a darkened room with a boy sleeping. The boy awakes and asks his mother (not pictured) to shut the closet door. Footsteps are heard as she approaches the door, but as she closes it, there is a huge slam noise and the screen cuts to a blue screen displaying, "This film was rated PG-13". See more »

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Hollywood insults the audience again
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yep, it's official. Overproduced garbage is what Hollywood considers horror thrillers these days. Another in the long line of generously funded but substantially lacking horror films somehow finds distribution, this time it's "Boogeyman".

A young man must content with his childhood fears of the Boogeyman, who has seemingly "stolen" his father and others close to him. Without giving anything away, that's the extent of the nonexistent plot. There are no surprised or character development, which culminates in a ho-hum ending.

As others have pointed out, the director must've thought he was filming a video for MTV, which camera swoops and shakes (not to mention loud bangs) passing for scares.

Save your money and your time and rent a low-budget horror film instead, the reward will be much greater.

* out of ****


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