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Boogeyman (2005)

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A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has never stopped haunting him.

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Stephen Kay

Writers:

Eric Kripke (story), Eric Kripke (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Watson ... Tim
Emily Deschanel ... Kate Houghton
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Franny
Tory Mussett ... Jessica
Andrew Glover Andrew Glover ... Boogeyman
Lucy Lawless ... Tim's Mother
Charles Mesure ... Tim's Father
Philip Gordon Philip Gordon ... Uncle Mike
Aaron Murphy Aaron Murphy ... Young Tim
Jennifer Rucker Jennifer Rucker ... Pam
Scott Wills ... Co-Worker
Michael Saccente Michael Saccente ... Jessica's Dad
Louise Wallace Louise Wallace ... Jessica's Mom
Brenda Simmons Brenda Simmons ... Jessica's Grandma
Josie Tweed Josie Tweed ... Jessica's Sister
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Storyline

Every culture has one - The horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the BOGEYMAN still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the BOGEYMAN real? Or did Tim make him up to explain why his father abandoned his family? The answer lies hidden behind every dark corner and half-opened closet of his childhood home - A place he must return to and face the chilling unanswered questions... Does the BOGEYMAN really exist?

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You thought it was a just a story... but it's real.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | New Zealand | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babaroga See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,020,655, 6 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,752,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,192,859
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lucy Lawless, who was the star of Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), was in "Boogeyman" (2005), while her Xena costar, Renée O'Connor, was in this sequel. The producers of Xena, Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi, are the producers of the Boogeyman franchise. See more »

Goofs

When the tub of bathwater at the motel is shown from the side, it always has water in it. In all the overhead shots, it is empty and the drain is not plugged. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Tim: For fifteen years, everybody told me I was making it up. Everyone said it was just a story. There's no such thing as the Boogeyman. But I was right.
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Crazy Credits

In the theatrical version, after all of the credits have rolled there is a scene shot from inside of a closet looking out into a darkened room with a boy sleeping. The boy awakes and asks his mother (not pictured) to shut the closet door. Footsteps are heard as she approaches the door, but as she closes it, there is a huge slam noise and the screen cuts to a blue screen displaying, "This film was rated PG-13". See more »

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Falling Home
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Performed by Noisehead
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User Reviews

 
Good movie, when judged by horror standards.
3 February 2005 | by malkkontentSee all my reviews

Concept: It's the Boogeyman, you don't get a better concept then that. ever. It's also impossible to pull off... or IS it ?

Story: Pretty good, get weird near the middle too....

Acting: Pretty good. I think the lead guy did a pretty good Job, so good I thought he was the Nutboy from Freddy vs Jason (who is REALLY good IMHO). There's character aspects that it's hard to tell if they're intentional or not. I.E: Stars girlfriend being an idiot ... but it works. Some parts come off as trying too hard.. but there's no mindless screaming.

Atmosphere: They did a pretty good job, but blow it on cheap jumps... then bring it back up , then blow it on a jump ... it gets to the point where instead of getting into the atmosphere you wait for the next jump. BUT, and this is huge... It doesn't waste the bad guy at stupid moments. It keeps it till the end. I'll give 'em that.

Camera: Nice angles , great work , EXCEPT for when important!? "Bad things" happen then the camera just spins around like crazy. I know what they were going for: tension, Chaos , confusion, vulnerability.. and it worked.. the first time... then the head aches start.

SFX: Pretty awesome except for the Boogeyman.. seriously CGI DOESN'T WORK FOR HORROR !!!! O.k, for touch ups, atmosphere etc it CAN work... but not for the Bad guy...

Physics Or Film Reality: actually confused a lot of people.. personally I LOVE what they did regarding the reality of the story. they set the rules, and the rules kinda made sense. I'm a little iffy on the ghost thing... but other then that I say good job folks.

Ending: (I mean the ending ending) LAME! , Total tease. I was expecting one more jump since they've been tossing' em in all over... nothing. This was the one part where something extra could've ACTUALLY been useful.

Basically if they didn't over do it on cheap shocks/crazy camera, less cgi for the Boogyman they would've nailed it. But they tried to take on the Boogeyman, that's as ballsy as doing Lovecraft and as near impossible.


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