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

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Cast

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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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childhood | fear | boogeyman | hometown | uncle | See more »

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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4 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baubas  »

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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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

[from trailer]
Tim: It's just hard to get back.
Kate: It takes a while.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Boogeyman 3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Jazzacuba
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Zach Danziger
Performed by Boomish
Courtesy of Dee Town Entertainment, Inc.
By Arrangement with Format
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15 February 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Something I've noticed lately is that horror movies make for great previews. When I saw the trailer for BOOGEYMAN I was thinking, "This film is gonna rock!" WRONG! This is another terrible Hollywood scare flick that couldn't scare a 12 year old. I jumped more at the preview than the movie. The worst part is the story is so heavy handed that it steals any fun out of this convoluted mess. Let's remember what were making here, guys, it ain't no Oscar contender. Too bad the movie wasn't just a shade worse so it could enter that so-bad-it's good realm. This one is just bad.

There are a lot of great horror movies out there these days so skip this one!


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