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Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)

A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.


Kenneth Johnson
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Credited cast:
Erin Chambers ... Frances Bacon McCausland
Ty Hodges ... Larry Houdini (as Eric 'Ty' Hodges II)
Robin Riker ... Karen McCausland
Steve Valentine ... Boogeyman
Mary Parker Williams Mary Parker Williams ... Ms. Readle
Geoff Hansen Geoff Hansen ... Mr. Kepler
Barry Yourgrau ... Principle Gribben
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Michael McCausland
Nathan Stevens ... Bert McCausland
RuDee Sade ... Joanne Smith (as RuDee Lipscomb)
Rachel Kimsey ... Zoe
Ruth Hale Ruth Hale ... Old Zoe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cody Cowdell Cody Cowdell ... Library Child #1
Frank Gerrish ... Driving Instructor
Travis Holt Hamilton ... Johnny - Student


A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

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Disney Channel reportedly received complaints from parents, that this film was too dark and scary, for a younger demographic. It is now aired rarely, but is available digitally, via Amazon.com and Disney+ along with other classic Disney Channel Original Movies. See more »


[first lines]
Frances Bacon McCausland: [narrating] Middleberg is a middle-sized town in the middle of the country. Middleberg is where I live, and so does something... else. Some people said that Middleberg was dull, that nothing ever happened here. Well, they were very wrong.
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Boogie Wonderland
Written by Jon Lind (as John Land) and Allee Willis
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Excellent Movie, good for a laugh and prescription eyecandy!
25 March 2002 | by screaminfairySee all my reviews

Eric 'Ty' Hodges II did a wonderful job portraying the part of an imaginary friend. His character Larry Houdini is a bundle of creativity that has you wanting to believe, once again, in childhood dreams. The eyecandy is worth it too. Eric Hodges is an extremely attractive young man whose career is going places. The movie in itself is fantastic. Its a little bit of Little Monsters tied with Halloween Town. It is a good movie to watch whenever you're down.

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Release Date:

9 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Don't Look Under the Bed See more »

Filming Locations:

Ogden, Utah, USA See more »

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Black and White (one scene)| Color

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16:9 HD
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