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The Boogeyman (2010) Poster

(2010)

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First Irish film to based on a story by Stephen King.
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Unable to afford a camera dolly, the producer (Martin Neely) designed and built his own.
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The make up effects were so elaborate that the actor could not speak at times and had to resort to hand signals.
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The film-makers were able to use a piece of music by Moby because he released over 100 tracks of mostly unreleased material in 2010 for use by independent film-makers.
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One of the biggest production problems was trying to find children to appear in the film. Some parents were put off by the film's creepy plot about a creature that kills children.
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The line "...working the night shift" is a directorial in-joke. Night Shift is the title of the short story collection that this short story appeared in.
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The object inside the snow globe is the Letterkenny cathedral in Donegal, Ireland. The building was used as a location for the final flash back scene.
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An uncredited Michael Parle also donned the make-up to play the monster.
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Precision Clocks provided all of the digital alarm clocks seen in the film.
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The stylish look of the flashbacks was achieved by under exposing the footage and having the white balance at the wrong setting.
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The opening credit sequence was originally intended as a CGI effect but Lough decided to do it entirly in-camera. The resulting images are nothing more than extreme close ups of the digits on an alarm clock.
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The track "Swear" by Moby plays out on the end credits. Lough had considered using "Mea Cupla" by David Byrne & Brian Eno or "Ghost" by Depeche Mode.
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When the Boogeyman makes his first on screen appearance, a dream catcher can be seen briefly in the background.
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As well as being the visual effects supervisor, Emmet Griffin also designed the posters and the titles for the trailer.
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The film's continuity errors in the flashback were done on purpose to give the impression that Billings is an unreliable narrator.
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Composer Cian Furlong sampled the sound of the interference speakers transmit momentarily before a cell phone rings and used it for the music in the opening credits. To the film-makers amusement, this has caused audience members to check their phone until they realize the sound is coming from the film score.
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The room where the therapy scenes were shot is a real location where therapy sessions take place.
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Opening film of the 2011 Waterford Film Festival.
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Won the award for 'Most Exciting Breakthrough - Director' by the writers of British film website Horror Cult Films (Jan 2012).
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