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The Boogey Man (1980)

R | | Horror | 7 November 1980 (USA)
Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder.

Director:

Ulli Lommel

Writers:

Ulli Lommel (screenplay), Suzanna Love (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanna Love ... Lacey
Ron James Ron James ... Jake
John Carradine ... Dr. Warren
Nicholas Love ... Willy
Raymond Boyden Raymond Boyden ... Kevin
Felicite Morgan Felicite Morgan ... Aunt Helen
Bill Rayburn Bill Rayburn ... Uncle Ernest
Llewelyn Thomas ... Father Reilly
Jay Wright ... Young Willy
Natasha Schiano Natasha Schiano ... Young Lacey
Gillian Gordon Gillian Gordon ... Lacey and Willy's Mother
Howard Grant ... The Lover
Jane Pratt Jane Pratt ... Jane
Lucinda Ziesing Lucinda Ziesing ... Susan
David Swim David Swim ... Timmy
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Storyline

A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death. Written by David Swim <dave@fraust.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boogeyman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,500,000, 15 October 1980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,000,000, 31 December 2003
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Albert Zugsmith suggested to Ulli Lommel that he should cast John Carradine in a secondary role in order to enhance this film's overall commercial appeal. Moreover, Carradine's scenes were all shot in a single day. See more »

Goofs

The knife Willy takes from the dish of discarded chicken bones is not the same knife that Jake was using to carve with. See more »

Quotes

Willy: The well!
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Alternate Versions

The budget UK DVD by 'Hollywood Video' is fully uncut, under the title 'Boogeyman'. This is also available as a double-sided disc, paired with the sequel. See more »


Soundtracks

Not From Her World
Written by Cal Everett
Performed by 4 Out of 5 Doctors (as Four Out of Five Doctors)
Courtesy of Nemperor Records
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User Reviews

 
surprisingly it didn't suck as much as it should have,
12 August 2009 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

surprising because Ulli Lommel was involved in writing directing and producing this thing.i didn't realise Lommel was behind it until i got it home.by then figured what the hey.i mean how bad could it be,right.after all,i managed to see at least some of Lommel's other travesties,B.T.K and Black Dalia.those were putrid.The Boogeyman however,is not.it has interesting story,some decent performances,and some unusual music/sound effects.it is readily apparent a low budget production,but i could watch it all,without having to pause to vomit,so that's something.no classic by any means,but still...for me The Boogeyman is a 5/10


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