The Boogeyman (2023) Poster

(I) (2023)

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for terror, violent content, teen drug use and some strong language

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A woman gets ripped in half. It's very dark so you can't make out a lot of detail but the sounds are pretty graphic.
  • Occasional moderate sene of threat throughout related to a mysterious creature that stalks a teenage girl and her grief-striken family.
  • Brief sustained attacks involving stabbings and death of children include blood spatter and the use of guns or flame-throwing devices to combat the creature.
  • A teenage girl is knocked over and a tendril forcibly enters her mouth in a brief sequence.
  • We briefly see a dead man hanging by the neck, but it is not clear whether he has taken his own life or is the victim of a supernatural attack.
  • A man breaks his leg with brief graphic injury visible while trying to stand up.


  • Around 3 sh*ts, 2 b*tch and at the end Sadie says "f*ck you" to the boogeyman.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cannabis/weed use shown once

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several sustained sequences of horror threat throughout involving frequent references to schizophrenia, death of children, bullying and sudden infant death syndrome.
  • There are many jump scares throughout.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The movie opens with a young baby girl being eaten by an offscreen monster. Only a blood splatter is shown but we can hear the creature making disturbing growling noises and the young girl screaming in terror before she is permanently silenced.
  • The Boogeyman has the ability to mimic people's voices. Sometimes it sounds distorted and creepy.
  • The boogeyman itself when revealed is a terrifying grotesque creature with two layers of skin that sucks the soul out of Sadie
  • There is a tooth pull scene in which Sadie counts to 3 but at 2 the door slams shut by a supernatural force and in the process scares Sawyer and makes her cry
  • Sadie is locked in the closet by her friends and the boogeyman is inside the closet waiting for her and the boogeyman is making growling which can be very frightening.
  • A man commits suicide by hanging in a closet. Noise is implied, but we barely see him.

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