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The Boogeyman (2010)

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A man goes to see a psychologist to explain how an evil creature is responsible for the deaths of his three children.

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Gerard Lough

Writers:

Stephen King (story), Gerard Lough (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Simon Fogarty Simon Fogarty ... Andrew Billings
Michael Parle ... Dr. Harper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanne Cullen Joanne Cullen ... Rita
Ben Furlong Ben Furlong ... Dennis
Martin Neely Martin Neely ... Young Doctor
Natasha O'Brien Natasha O'Brien ... Andrew's Mother
Sasha Philips Sasha Philips ... Shirley
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Storyline

When Andrew Billings goes to see a psychologist to explain how an evil creature that lives in his closet is responsible for the deaths of his three children he is met with disbelief. But as the story progresses, both Dr Harper and the audience will start to consider the possibility that this "boogeyman" is real after all. Written by Gerard Lough

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Our worst nightmares happen behind closed doors.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boogeyman 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

County Donegal, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

€2,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The make up effects were so elaborate that the actor could not speak at times and had to resort to hand signals. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Billings: That was a hard summer for me, working a dead end job with no end in sight.
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Connections

References The Scanner (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Swear
Performed by Moby
Courtesy of Mute Records
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Gerard Lough has beautifully portrayed a therapy-session which keeps the viewer at the edge of his seat
31 August 2010 | by de_hakkelaarSee all my reviews

Why this film: It's been a couple of years ago that the short story 'The Boogeyman' was adapted as a film. In fact, Jeff Schiro's film from 1982 was one of the very first dollarbabies that were made. Finally, nearly 30 years later, there's a new adaptation of this chilling story.

My opinion: Gerard Lough is an Irish filmmaker, which becomes apparent once the film starts: all actors speak in an Irish accent. It took a while to get used to, but soon you'll realise the conversation between Andrew and his psychiatrist is well understandable. The film consists mainly from Andrew telling his story. At first from the chair, but later also through a voice-over, which brings slightly more action (and diversity) on screen. The boogeyman doesn't get much time on-screen, but you'll feel his presence all the time: those unfamiliar with the story will wonder multiple times if the boogeyman is real or just a delusion from the quite stressed out Andrew. The film has some surprising camera angles, which keeps the viewer involved with the story, despite the lack of action. Luckily the director succeeds the long monologue with shots of Andrew searching his house for the boogeyman. My biggest concern is that the film doesn't have very much action or special effects. Still, Gerard Lough has beautifully portrayed a therapy-session which keeps the viewer at the edge of his seat.

Ending Score: 7,8

Danny Paap, Stephen King Fanclub Netherlands


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