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


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
4 February 2005 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Barry Watson ... Tim

Emily Deschanel ... Kate Houghton

Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Franny

Tory Mussett ... Jessica
Andrew Glover ... Boogeyman

Lucy Lawless ... Tim's Mother

Charles Mesure ... Tim's Father
Philip Gordon ... Uncle Mike
Aaron Murphy ... Young Tim
Jennifer Rucker ... Pam

Scott Wills ... Co-Worker
Michael Saccente ... Jessica's Dad
Louise Wallace ... Jessica's Mom
Brenda Simmons ... Jessica's Grandma
Josie Tweed ... Jessica's Sister
Ian Campbell ... Franny's Father

Robyn Malcolm ... Dr. Matheson

Olivia Tennet ... Terrified Girl
Eddie Campbell ... Priest (as Edward Campbell)
Andrew Eggleton ... Jessica's Brother-in-Law (as Andrew Eggelton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Foreman ... Worried Mother (uncredited)
Gene Hollins-Werry ... Boy (uncredited)

Noah Matthews ... Boy (uncredited)
Caden St. Clair ... Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Kay 
Writing credits
Eric Kripke (story)

Eric Kripke (screenplay) and
Juliet Snowden (screenplay) &
Stiles White (screenplay)

Produced by
Gary Bryman .... executive producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Steve Hein .... executive producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Michael Kirk .... associate producer
Eric Kripke .... co-producer
Doug Lefler .... co-producer (as Doug Leffler)
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... executive producer (as Carsten Lorenz)
Sam Raimi .... producer
Chloe Smith .... line producer
Rob Tapert .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski 
Film Editing by
John Axelrad 
Casting by
Marie Adams 
Miranda Gooch 
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Robert Gillies 
Art Direction by
Nick Bassett 
Roger Guise 
Philip Ivey 
Jennifer Ward 
Set Decoration by
Jill Cormack 
Jackie Gilmore 
Costume Design by
Jane Holland 
Makeup Department
Susan Glass .... hair supervisor: second unit
Susan Glass .... makeup supervisor: second unit
Marjory Hamlin .... hair stylist supervisor
Marjory Hamlin .... makeup supervisor
Vanita Thomas .... assistant hair stylist
Vanita Thomas .... assistant makeup artist
Deb Watson .... key hair stylist
Deb Watson .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Moira Grant .... unit production manager
Jim Miller .... executive in charge of production
Jack Schuster .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Ambridge .... first assistant director
Paul Grinder .... second unit director
Terri Kilmartin .... first assistant director: second unit
Katie Tate .... second second assistant director
Maawhi Torrance .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Robert Bavin .... stand-by props
Phil Chitty .... construction manager
Angela Durbin .... props stand-by assistant
Alistair Gillies .... art depertment assistant
Fraser Harvey .... construction foreman
Simon Hutchings .... painter
Viv Kernick .... property master
Elly Meyrick .... prop buyer
Gareth Mills .... set dresser
Roger Murray .... props designer
Mary Pat Sheahan .... standby painter
Josh Sheppard .... storyboard artist
Megan Vertelle .... set dresser
Tracey Wilson .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Ray Beentjes .... supervising dialogue editor
Gethin Creagh .... sound re-recording mixer
Melanie Graham .... sound effects editor
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Johnson .... sound mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... sound editor
Robyn McFarlane .... sound recordist
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
Peter Mills .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Tim Prebble .... sound designer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Chris Todd .... dialogue editor
Justin Webster .... assistant dialogue editor
Dave Whitehead .... sound designer
Dave Whitehead .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Brendon Durey .... special effects director
Dan Perry .... special effects makeup technician (as Daniel Perry)
Felix Q. Ponce .... special effects makeup technician
Richard Schuler .... senior special effects technician
Steve Yardley .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Daniel Barrett .... animator: Oktobor
Jason Billington .... digital compositor: pre-visualization
Dan Blank .... look development
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Richard Borg .... digital intermediate assist
Jon Bowen .... senior compositor
James Braid .... engineering
David Cole .... lead digital colourist
David Cole .... supervising digital colourist
Sam Cole .... senior compositor: research and development previz
Tony Cole .... lead compositor
Marten Coombe .... digital intermediate coordinator
Martyn 'Moose' Culpitt .... digital compositor: Oktobor Films
Jason Duncan .... digital compositor
Patrick Felgueras .... digital effects artist
Brent Gilmartin .... visual effects supervisor
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Dean Lyon .... head: Oktobor
Dee McClelland .... dailies colorist
Damian McDonnell .... digital colourist
Matthew Packham .... digital compositor
George Port .... visual effects supervisor: PRPVFX
Mohan Ramachandran .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Tim Rudgard .... inferno artist
Abigail Scollay .... digital compositor
Pedram Shohadai .... digital effects artist
Pedram Shohadai .... visual effects animator
Cameron Smith .... digital compositor: pre-visualization, Oktobor VFX
Greg Spencer .... digital compositor
Edward Trost .... visual effects producer
Shereena-Lee van de Berkt .... visual effects co-producer: post production
Randy Vellacott .... digital compositor
Leon Woods .... digital compositor
Phil Greig .... digital intermediate technologist (uncredited)
Danielle Norgate .... compositor: PRPVFX Ltd (uncredited)
Carol Petrie .... visual effects artist: PRPVFX Limited (uncredited)
Sean Button .... stunt double
Craig Dunn .... stunt performer
Mark Harris .... stunt coordinator
Glen Levy .... stunt rigger
Steve McQuillan .... stunt coordinator
Allan Poppleton .... stunt driver
Hayley Stent .... stunt double: Emily Deschanel, Tory Mussett
Stuart Thorp .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bell .... lighting technician
Jonathan Bixley .... best boy
Brant Fraser .... video split: second unit
Kirsty Griffin .... still photographer
Scott Harman .... lighting technician
Simon Hawkins .... key dolly grip
Brenden Holster .... first assistant camera
Dale McCready .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Andrew McGeorge .... first assistant camera: second unit
Aaron Morton .... director of photography: additional material
Aaron Morton .... director of photography: second unit
Evan Pardington .... best boy grip
Ruru Reedy .... electrician
Gareth Robinson .... grip
James Rua .... video operator
David Sargison .... lighting assistant
Tim Shafe .... crane operator: Technocrane
Gavin Stroud .... additional camera operator
Alan Wilson .... lighting board operator
Animation Department
Andy Cadzow .... animator
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Caroline Liem .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Bosley .... costume stand-by: second unit
Anna Bosley .... extras costume supervisor
Hayley May .... costume assistant
Jenny Rushton .... key costume stand-by
Editorial Department
Mark V. Phillips .... first assistant editor
James Renfroe .... apprentice editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
Robb Sullivan .... additional editor
Music Department
Nathan Hofheins .... orchestrator
Scott Davidson .... music engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Tobin Adams .... assistant: Mr. Lorenz
Robert Gibson .... safety officer/medic
Brett Higginson .... location scout
Talula Holt .... adr voice artist
Rebecca Hutton .... production accountant
Jaehi Jung .... title designer
Karsten Kastelan .... publicist
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Norbert Maass .... sales manager: Senator International
Lisa Marinkovich .... accounting assistant
Sue May .... publicist
Rob McEntegart .... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Dianne Moffatt .... second script supervisor
Asha Norman .... assistant: Mr. Kay
David Pollison .... office assistant: Renaissance Pictures
Leigh-Ann Pukeroa .... assistant: Mr. Tapert
Patricia Rivera .... assistant: Mr. Drake
Niccola Sanderson .... production coordinator
Clayton Tikao .... location manager
Dina Valenzuela .... production accountant
Andrew J. Wahlquist .... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Danielle White .... production coordinator
Angela Williams .... production assistant

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Eric Kripke, who wrote the screenplay for this film, would go on to reference the film in an episode of his show Supernatural (2005).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[from trailer]
Katie:Listen to me Tim. It's time to grow up. Nothing supernatural happened. These feelings you're having, they're going to get worse unless you face this. Go home Tim. Spend one night in that house. It will help.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Boogeyman 3 (2008) (V)See more »
JazzacubaSee more »


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121 out of 187 people found the following review useful.
I Hate this film!, 15 December 2005
Author: HeartCollector from United Kingdom

Soooo I ended up seeing this film at the cinema cos my half brother is a moron who only likes bland Hollywood movies... I could have said no... no... I won't suffer the indignity but foolishly I figured "Hey, at least I'm not paying for it" and tagged along... but I did pay... oh lord I did pay...

This film is basically about a middle class twenty-something advertising executive (with a hot rich girlfriend and a really slick car)... who is frightened of cupboards!!!!!!!! CUPBOARDS!!!!! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. This is apparently due to some childhood trauma that occurs in the opening scene but to be honest I'm not sure exactly what happened cos the sequence looked like it was shot and edited by an epileptic who had taken an amphetamine overdose. It seems to have become accepted in Hollywood that the best way to make a scary movie is to direct it like a Britney spears music video... admittedly thats pretty terrifying but not if you:

Cast bland, wooden actors... Base all your scares on tired haunted house cliché's (The wardrobe scene was one of the most poorly executed horror sequences I've ever seen, void of tension, void of style and the pay off is so lame even a black cat hissing and jumping on him would have been preferable)... Layer the most annoyingly intrusive score over everything... Make no attempt at narrative cohesion... Drench the final scene in childish CGI...

If this film had contained even a shred of lightheartedness about it I might have found it tolerable but everything about it was so po-faced and serious, I find it hard to believe anyone could enjoy this film on any level. It's almost impossible to relate to any of the characters, mainly because they are so miserable and unlikeable and as a result it's impossible to CARE whether they live/die/disappear/get snatched by a stupid purple comic book character.

I recommend that anyone who is remotely considering seeing this film does not do so for their own well being and the sake of their souls... Don't become like me! Don't become a bitter purple CGI freak who hides in cupboards thinking about how much he wants to flame this film on every website on the internet... I hate this film! AAARGH!

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