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The Boogens (1981)

Otherworldly creatures are released from the bootleg tunnels underneath a small-town mining community, and begin chomping on the locals.

Director:

James L. Conway

Writers:

Thomas C. Chapman (story by) (as Tom Chapman), David O'Malley (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rebecca Balding ... Trish Michaels
Fred McCarren ... Mark Kinner
Anne-Marie Martin ... Jessica Ford
Jeff Harlan ... Roger Lowrie
John Crawford ... Brian Deering
Med Flory ... Dan Ostroff
Jon Lormer ... Blanchard
Peggy Stewart ... Victoria Tusker (as Peg Stewart)
Scott Wilkinson Scott Wilkinson ... Deputy Greenwalt
Marcia Dangerfield ... Martha Chapman (as Marcia Reider)
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The "Boogens" are scaly monsters that look somewhat like giant turtles with lots of sharp, nasty teeth. They are released from an abandoned, boarded-up silver mine in Colorado and proceed to do away with character after character Written by <jlshan@ix.netcom.com>

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Certificate:

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Trivia

The climax was filmed in a real mine. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica is being attacked in the store room by the Boogen and is holding the door closed with her back against it, the Boogen punches out a lower door panel to grab at her leg. When Jessica runs to the other side of the room, the Boogen knocks the door in, you'll notice that the punched out panel is on the other side of the door (left vs. right). See more »

Connections

Referenced in They Bite (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
(uncredited)
Traditional folk song
Performed by Anne-Marie Martin
[Sung by Jessica in shower]
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A fun romp with an eighties classic horror!
21 January 1999 | by pablo-28See all my reviews

This was the first horror film my parents ever took me to in a movie theater. I was only 11 yrs old when I first watched this film, and I remained mentally scarred for many years to follow. (I couldn't enter the garage by myself without first looking under our car to check for teeth and tentacles). This is certainly a silly movie by today's horror standards, but scary enough to give any child nightmares for awhile. Come on folks and watch it with your kids!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Park City, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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