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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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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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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

Every culture has one - The horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the BOGEYMAN still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the BOGEYMAN real? Or did Tim make him up to explain why his father abandoned his family? The answer lies hidden behind every dark corner and half-opened closet of his childhood home - A place he must return to and face the chilling unanswered questions... Dies the BOGEYMAN really exist?

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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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4 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,020,655 (USA) (4 February 2005)

Gross:

$46,363,118 (USA) (18 March 2005)
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Trivia

'Boogeyman' (2005)_ starred 'Barry Watson', while his '7th Heaven' (1996)_ brother 'David Gallagher' has a small role in 'Boogeyman 2' (2007)_. See more »

Goofs

When the tub of bathwater at the motel is shown from the side, it always has water in it. In all the overhead shots, it is empty and the drain is not plugged. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Tim: For fifteen years, everybody told me I was making it up. Everyone said it was just a story. There's no such thing as the Boogeyman. But I was right.
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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

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Bodega
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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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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