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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.

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Cast

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Ron James ...
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Raymond Boyden ...
Kevin
Felicite Morgan ...
Aunt Helen
Bill Rayburn ...
Uncle Ernest
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Natasha Schiano ...
Gillian Gordon ...
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Jane Pratt ...
Jane
Lucinda Ziesing ...
Susan
David Swim ...
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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>

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The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!

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Horror

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Release Date:

7 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boogeyman  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Combines elements from the slasher, psychological and supernatural horror sub genres. See more »

Goofs

Visible in the top right corner, as Lacey is talking to her shrink. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Warren: Your mother, did she date other men?
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Connections

References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 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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mirror, mirror on the wall
10 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Ulli Lommel directed this rancid little horror film about a couple of kids who kill their neglectful mother's abusive boyfriend. Years later the now grown kids, the boy now a mute man, the girl now a somewhat hot woman, return to their childhood house to find that the bedroom mirror has become possessed by the evil that it witnessed all those years ago. Poor poor Ulli, he's to horror films as Uwe Boll is to video game adaptations and while this film is miles above the utter drivel he'd later churn out, that's a sad testament to how awful he's gotten at writing rather than a praise of this one. As apart from one bizarre yet amusing death sequence, this movie is simply unwatchable.

My Grade: D-

Where I saw it: Fearnet on Demand


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