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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tim
... Kate Houghton
... Franny
... Jessica
Andrew Glover ... Boogeyman
... Tim's Mother
... Tim's Father
Philip Gordon ... Uncle Mike
Aaron Murphy ... Young Tim
Jennifer Rucker ... Pam
... Co-Worker
Michael Saccente ... Jessica's Dad
Louise Wallace ... Jessica's Mom
Brenda Simmons ... Jessica's Grandma
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.


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

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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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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 »

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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

Tim: When you're afraid, close your eyes and count to five. Sometimes it works for me.
Franny Roberts: What happens when you get to six?
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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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Followed by Boogeyman 3 (2008) 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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I've Coughed Up Scarier Stuff Than This
6 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The one genuinely scary moment in director Stephen Kay's laughable excuse for a horror film occurs during the end credits, when the audience discovers that it actually took three professional screenwriters to pen this abominable nightmare. The last few years have been a golden age for modestly budgeted fright flicks. Last fall's The Grudge proved that if you market a film well and release it at just the right time, there's no end to the money you can make. I walked away from that film rather disappointed, but my confusion paled in comparison to the slack-jawed bewilderment that consumed me during Boogeyman.

The film's opening sequence features a man being ravaged by an unseen monster while his son observes helplessly. Fifteen years later we discover that Tim (Barry Watson) has never properly dealt with his father's sudden, grisly death. After learning that his mother has passed away, Tim returns home for her funeral. While in town he decides to face his fears by staying overnight in his unusually creepy boyhood home.

A series of muddled, incomplete ideas figure their way into the plot, but ultimately the story is nonsensical and just plain stupid. As with most recent horror films, Boogeyman provides no real terror, and instead attempts to startle the viewer by adding abrupt, loud noises to the soundtrack. The final straw is the title character itself, revealed briefly during the film's climax to be nothing more than a ridiculous, computer-animated mess. Avoid this moronic snoozefest like the plague.

Rating: D-


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