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      Boogeyman

      2005, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 26m

      87 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      The plot is been-there done-that generic, and none of the shock effects can do anything to build up suspense. Read critic reviews

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      Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." (L-R) Barry Watson as Tim and Emily Deschanel as Kate in "Boogeyman." (L-R) Skye McCole Bartusiak as Franny Roberts and Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." On the set of the film "Boogeyman." On the set of the film "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." (L-R) Skye McCole Bartusiak as Franny Roberts and Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." (L-R) Skye McCole Bartusiak as Franny Roberts and Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Skye McCole Bartusiak as Franny Roberts in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Barry Watson as Tim in "Boogeyman." Emily Deschanel as Kate in "Boogeyman." Emily Deschanel as Kate in "Boogeyman."

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      As a young boy, Tim (Aaron Murphy) witnesses the horrifying event of his father (Charles Mesure) being dragged away by the boogeyman. Despite the reassurances of his mother (Lucy Lawless) that the boogeyman is not real, he is never the same afterward. Years later, Tim (Barry Watson) manages to create a normal life for himself -- though he lives without closets and keeps his mattress on the floor. But when he learns of his mother's death, Tim must return home to face his childhood trauma.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Partial Nudity|Intense Sequence of Horror|Terror|Violence)

      • Genre: Horror, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Stephen Kay

      • Producer: Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert

      • Writer: Eric Kripke, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $46.4M

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      • Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

      • Production Co: Senator International

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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      • Feb 03, 2015

        Okay. Not particularly good, but not terrible either. This film is just kind of confusing at times.

        Stephen S Super Reviewer
      • Nov 02, 2012

        Nothing original and not many scares. Cool to watch around Halloween, but not something I'd recommend considering the acting is pretty shoddy and the narrative is predictable and testing.

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      • Oct 01, 2011

        Pretty fucking awful PG-13 horror. Not scary in the least, and relies far too heavily on jump scares. When the boogeyman is finally revealed the shitty CGI used to create him made me laugh pretty hard. As the movie progresses it gets more and more nonsensical as well. And the ending where we find out the boogeymans weakness made me want to put my head through the screen. Acting is unexceptional. So is the story. There is some good camera work here and there, but thats nowhere near enough to save this forgettable borefest. Don't bother with this one folks.

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      • Jul 17, 2011

        The film has a lot of atmosphere early on but the story goes totally no where. The concept is never explained and leaves the viewer with the idea of guessing. The problem is the film doesn't have the strength to pull of such a feat. Barry Watson is well cast and develops a character who is terribly traumatised and quite strong, the problem is the development of a clever film to complement such an intriguing film. The cgi character robs the film of any malice which is a shame as the last 10 mins really offer an intense finale. Good for a night in but sadly not a film deserving Sam raimis attention

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