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Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 4 February 2005 (USA)
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A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has never stopped haunting him.

Director:

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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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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Did You Know?

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 Tim goes swerves around the truck on his way to the house you can see a hubcap rolling off the left side of his car. Both hubcaps are on the left side of his car in following scenes. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Tim: It's just hard to get back.
Kate: It takes a while.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: Hollywood Babylon (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jazzacuba
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Zach Danziger
Performed by Boomish
Courtesy of Dee Town Entertainment, Inc.
By Arrangement with Format
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User Reviews

"Boogyman" isn't what you expect.
22 June 2005 | by twilight_eye13See all my reviews

"THE BOOGYMAN" was entertaining, at the least. For me, it was more then that, but, for it's target crown, a disappointment.

The plot DID go somewhere, contrary to popular belief. The matter is it just went places we would have preferred it not to go. I liked it, but sounds like many others had some trouble. And yes, there are some gaping plot holes you could drive a truck through, but if you ignore these, you can enjoy it.

The acting of SOME characters was head on, while other needed to be cut entirely (i.e. the uncle, mysterious man entering hotel, possibly the unfinished "mother" portion) For a while there in the middle, the plot takes on a bit of a physiological thriller feeling, and starts to drop horror and suspense...i personally liked how it was changing, but most were disappointed.

The overall tone was suspenseful, (using a nice camera filter and nicely placed music) and some good jumps, but over all, this was advertised as horror, and it was not. THAT was this films biggest downfall (kinda like The Village)The camera work itself could have been improved, it kind of had that home made feel to it, and the CGI was far from scary.THings i DID like include the overall moral and point of the plot, Barry Watsons internal conflict with his paranoia, and, you have to be with me on this one...

They Did NOT leave it open for a Sequel!


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