Boogeyman (2005)



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

Movie Info

Tim is a seemingly normal, twenty-something guy. He's got a decent job and is moving fast in his relationship with his girlfriend Jessica. But an intense, paralyzing fear that has been terrifying him since childhood is tearing him apart. When Tim was eight, each night his dad would put him to sleep with a bedtime story. Until that one fateful night. As Tim watched from his bed, his father was violently sucked into the closet, and was never seen or heard from again. Tim is terrified that the … More

Rating: R (for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Eric Kripke, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Darren Lemke
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 31, 2005
Box Office: $46.4M
Screen Gems - Official Site


as Jessica

as Mr. Jensen

as Jessica's Mom

as Jessica's Dad

as Uncle Mike

as Young Tim

as Old Man

as Worried Mother

as The Boogeyman
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Critic Reviews for Boogeyman

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (16)

Fright fans expecting anything more than the occasional jolt will be sorely disappointed.

Full Review… | May 11, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A vaporous and vacuous horror film.

February 19, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

A bloated 86 minutes of overzealous spookiness.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

A thinly plotted clothesline of shock effects.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

This film does cause shivers, creeps, scares, and jumps.

Full Review… | December 17, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Boogeyman

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.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

Boogeyman is one of those horror films that every critic hated and you end up realizing it's not as bad as what everyone has said it was. This is an average film with a pretty good story, and shouldn't be viewed as the worst horror film. The film is flawed, but there are far worst flicks in the genre than this one. Yes, the film is weak at times, but for the most part, it succeeds at being a mindless horror film, which is what it is. Boogeyman is not to be taken so seriously. There's a decent cast of actors that grace this film but the film does suffer from a somewhat lacking script and relies too much on special effects, which if toned down slightly would have a better scar factor on the viewer. There is tension found within this film, but it never really is truly scary. On a production design standpoint, the film looks excellent and has incredible sets, especially the main characters house. Overall Boogeyman is a pleasant time waster not to be taken seriously, if you do that you may just have a mindless fun viewing experience. Boogeyman is lots of fun from start to finish, and is the perfect film for you to simply shut your brain and have a mindless film night. I really don't see the hatred towards this film, sure it's not the best, but it definitely is better than a lot of films that are currently being put out nowadays. Never truly scary, Boogeyman has plenty of tense moments to keep you interested. A much underrated film, one that should not be quickly dismissed.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Well I always check under my bed. There are far worst creatures than boogeyman. This was scary indeed. There were some moments that made me jumped literally. Though I would say my scare level wasn't high enough as I could go to sleep peacefully after watching this at mid night. I would say this was decent. Mysterious. Confusing. Frightening. Everything I could think of (except humor). Can't wait to see the second part. Hope that will be better than this.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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