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Boogeyman, The (1980)

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PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 1980
Running Times: 82m
Format: 35mm
Colour Format: colour
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: mono

INTRODUCTION

An American horror film directed by Ulli Lommel which was added to the UK's "video nasties" list in October 1983 but dropped in July 1985. It was followed by two sequels.

PLOT SUMMARY

Two young children, Lacy and Willy, are involved in the murder of the mother's abusive lover who has survived his death and has been trapped in a mirror. Twenty years later, the mirror is smashed and the man's evil spirit emerges to possess and murder in the name of revenge.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Bogey Man, The - UK title
Mirror of Horror, The - early title

LINKS

SEQUELS
Boogeyman II (1982)
Return of the Boogeyman (1994)




DIRECTION

Directed by: Ulli Lommel

CREW

PRODUCTION
© Interbest American Inc. MCMLXXX [1980]
A film by Ulli Lommel
Executive Producer: Wolf Schmidt
Produced by: Ulli Lommel
Line Producer: Gillian Gordon
Associate Producer: Terrell Tannen
Production Manager: Howard Grant


SCRIPT
Written by: Ulli Lommel
Screenplay by: Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love, David Herschel


DIRECTION
Assistants to the Director: Rudy Laurent, Susan Ensley


PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: David Sperling, Jochen Breitenstein
Camera Operator: Juerg V. Walther
Camera Assistants: Chris Li, Steve Dubin
Lighting Director: Arthur Gardner
Still Photography: Philippe Carr-Forster


EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Film Editor: Terrell Tannen
Assistant Editors: Philippe Carr-Forster, Sharon Oreck, Malsy Prevotat


MUSIC
Music Composed and Performed by: Tim Krog
Music Editor: Ed Christiano


SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC
"Not From Her World" by Cal Everett
"Baby Go Bye Bye" by Jeff Severson
Songs performed by Four out of Five Doctors
Courtesy of Nemperor Records


SOUND
Sound Engineer: Stuart Deutsch
Sound Editor: Jane Goldsmith
Sound Effects and Music: Synthe-Sound-Trax Corp.
Production Facilities: Warren Sound West, Hollywood; Producer's Sound Services, Hollywood; Paramount Ranch, Los Angeles; Cinesound Inc., Hollywood


SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Craig Harris


TITLES AND OPTICALS
Titles by: New Hollywood Inc.


DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Robert Morgan
Set Decorator: David Weiss


OTHER CREW
Production Assistants: Stace Hill, Yvonne Winters


LOCATIONS
Location Supervisors: Ralph Boyden|Ralph and Neil Boyden


CASTING
Local Casting: Tobacco Players of La Plata

CAST

starring
Suzanna Love (Lacey)
Ron James (Jake)


and
John Carradine (Dr Warren)


introducing
Nicholas Love (Willy)


with
Llewelyn Thomas (Father Reilly)
Felicite Morgan (Helen)
Raymond Boyden (Kevin)
Jay Wright (young Willy)
Catherine Tambini (Katy)
Bill Rayburn (Ernest)
Jane Pratt (Jane)
Natasha Schiano (young Lacey)


Gillian Gordon (mother)
Howard Grant (lover)
Lucinda Ziesing (Susan)
David Swim (Timmy)
Katie Casey, Ernest Meier, Stony Richards, Claudia Porcelli

AVAILABILITY

UK
Video Distributors: Vipco (November 1981)


USA
Theatrical Distributors: The Jerry Gross Organisation
Video Distributors: Anchor Bay; Hollywood Home Entertainment; Magnum Video; Wizard Video
Laserdisc Distributors: Elite Entertainment (EE 8554 - on double bill with The Devonsville Terror (1983)))
DVD Distributors: Anchor Bay (DV 10664 - on double bill with The Devonsville Terror (1983)))

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Australia
Rating: R


Finland
Rating: K-18


France
Rating: -16


UK
Rating: 18


USA
Rating: R


West Germany
Rating: 18

TIMELINE

1980
November
7: USA - theatrical release


1981
March
27: Finland - theatrical release


July
15: France - theatrical release


1999
March
2: USA - DVD release (Anchor Bay (DV 10664 - on double bill with The Devonsville Terror (1983)))
16: USA - laserdisc release (Elite (EE 8554 - on double bill with The Devonsville Terror (1983)))

PERIODICALS

Video Watchdog no.44 pp.26, 35-36 (USA)
review

BOOKS

Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.53
credits, review


Horror and Science Fiction Films Volume II p.42
credits


John Carradine The Films by Tom Weaver
review

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits