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The Boogieman - October 31, 1964 

Everything goes wrong when Sam leaps into a Gothic horror novelist on Halloween.

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Mary Greely
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Sheriff Ben Masters
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Dorothy Jaeger
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Sam leaps into of a second-rate horror writer, Joshua Rey, on Halloween 1964. Ziggy confirms that Sam is there because of Rey's fiancée Mary Greely. A series of bizarre events lead to the death of a handyman and then an elderly neighbor. Al is convinced that Mary is responsible somehow. Sheriff Ben Masters suspects Rey while Sam is sure that the sheriff is the guilty party. Sam constantly sees a goat at the site of the deaths and soon realizes that he is combating an evil force, perhaps the Devil himself. Written by garykmcd

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The book Sam looks through at around 32:37 seems to be the Aunt Morgana's "recipe book" from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). The last page Sam sees is entitled "Adraka Kozorol"; this is the recipe Elvira makes for a picnic. She even wonders where Aunt Morgana kept the edrazeba. See more »

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None of the 19 convicted of witchcraft in Salem, MA in 1692 were burned at the stake. They were all hanged. The 20th victim, Giles Cory, was never convicted as he was not tried. He was pressed to death while they tried to get him to make a plea. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sam Beckett: Why're you doing this?
The Devil: To put an end to your meddling. Who gave you the right to go bungling around in time, putting right what I made wrong?
Dr. Sam Beckett: I'm just trying to get home.
The Devil: Well, you're not going to make it!
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Horror Comes to Quantum Leap
25 December 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

An excellent episode with Sam leaping into a house of horrors. A handyman is killed after he falls from his ladder after Sam sees a goat pull on a rag that was tied to it. Problem is, nobody else has seen the goat or where the goat could have come from in the first place. Then an old lady friend is killed by a snake. Is his wife the killer or maybe the town sheriff? Sam has to figure this one out while more and more strange things happen. Then there's this boy named Stevie who wants to write a book. While driving a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury Sam crashes and then tells Stevie that "its almost like the car drove itself."


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