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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Trish Michaels
Fred McCarren ... Mark Kinner
... Jessica Ford
... Roger Lowrie
... Brian Deering
... Dan Ostroff
... Blanchard
Peg Stewart ... Victoria Tusker
Scott Wilkinson ... Deputy Greenwalt
... 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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Afraid of not knowing... Afraid to find out... After a 100 years someone has reawakened "The Boogens" See more »

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25 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Los Boogens  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Co-writer David O'Malley based the script on things that scared him. For example, the sequence in the garage was inspired by O'Malley's fear of being attacked by rattlesnakes in the garage of his home. See more »

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When the police officer is asking about the missing woman, Roger is shown buttoning up his shirt twice in two different shots during the scene. See more »

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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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Well done "B" movie
18 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Boogens is a good fright flick. It plays well on the fear of dark abandon mine shafts, and creepy old buildings. I gave it a "7" out of ten - mostly because of the effectiveness that the movie sets in its atmosphere, from the opening sequence of old photographs and news stories that set the stage for the movie, to the ending - which I found really funny - in a good sort of B-movie way.


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