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


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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babaroga  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$103,542 (South Africa) (20 May 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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, Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi, are the producers of the Boogeyman franchise. See more »


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 »


[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 »


Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Zach Danziger
Performed by Boomish
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Waste Of DVD Money
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie had so much potential just by the subject matter, but as usual the title was more exciting then the movie. No explanation of the Boogeyman, No real plot to think of...if there was ever a story line, it must be laying on the editing room floor or by now in some landfill. The acting was bad, the story line was bad, the direction was bad, the editing was bad, the writing was bad, the special effects were bad, and the short clip of the children in the house that were suppose to be victims of the Boogeyman could have been left out of the movie. It added nothing to the plot or mystery or even likability of the movie, it's characters, or even the Boogeyman. If someone decides to make a re-make of this movie about the Boogeyman, please call me. The nightmares I've had as a child about the Boogeyman far surpass the "should have been G rated" bad comedy about an evil that has frighten adults and children alike for centuries.

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