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Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  4 February 2005 (USA)
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A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

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Tim
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Franny
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Jessica
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Tim's Father
Philip Gordon ...
Uncle Mike
Aaron Murphy ...
Jennifer Rucker ...
Pam
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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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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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Trivia

Lucy Lawless, who was the star of 'Xena' (1995), was in 'Boogeyman' (2005), while her Xena costar, Renée O'Connor, was in this sequel. The producers of Xena, Robert G. Tapert and Sam Raimi, are the producers of the Boogeyman franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Tim goes swerves around the truck on his way to the house you can see a hubcap rolling off the left side of his car. Both hubcaps are on the left side of his car in following scenes. See more »

Quotes

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Jessica: Hey, you're not getting weird on me again are you?
Tim: No.
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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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Scary Effects, Promising but Empty Story, Awful and Ridiculous Conclusion
2 November 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Tim (Barry Watson) is a young man with a great trauma: when his father left his family sixteen years ago, in his imagination his father was indeed taken by the Boogeyman. In Thanksgiving, while visiting the family of his girlfriend Jessica (Tory Mussett), his uncle Mike (Philip Gordon) calls him informing that his mother has just passed away. Tim travels to his hometown, meets his former crush Kate Houghton (Emily Deschanel) and advised by his shrink, decides to spend the night is in old home to face the monster of his imagination. Along the night, weird events happen with Tim and his closest friends.

"Boogeyman" was really a great deception for me. I saw the trailer and I expected a promising story, exploring the fear of darkness of children through the American legend of the monster in the closet. (Note: in Brazil, we do not have the legend of the "monster in the closet". The legend of the Boogeyman does exist (it is called "Bicho-Papão"), but its location is not specified and certainly is not necessarily in a closet). However, the story is very empty, without explanation, and with an awful and ridiculous conclusion. In the DVD, there is a not good alternate ending, but better and better than the released conclusion. The scary effects and the music score are the best this movie can offer. "Boogeyman" is watchable, not a masterpiece of the genre, but also not among "the worst horror movies" as commented by some users. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Pesadelo" ("The Nightmare")


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