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33% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 35% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A young woman (Suzanna Love) is haunted by a piece of broken mirror possessed by the spirit of her mother's lover. Read More Read Less

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The Boogey Man (1980) | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Gary Arnold Washington Post An absurd but proficiently grisly horror cheapie. Dec 21, 2015 Full Review The Boogey Man (1980) | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: D Mar 3, 2007 Full Review The Boogey Man (1980) | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Brian Orndorf Slow and somewhat uneventful, trying to master some type of cinematic creep that doesn't register as intended. Rated: C Sep 18, 2023 Full Review The Boogey Man (1980) | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Alan Jones Starburst The film is very evidently a low budget quickie but Lommel's direction raises it above the general appalling level of recent offerings with confidence in his material and noteworthy imagination. Jul 28, 2022 Full Review The Boogey Man (1980) | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Anton Bitel Projected Figures Ulli Lommel’s supernatural slasher may evoke both The Exorcist‘s possessions and The Amityville Horror‘s architecture, but its psychologically reflexive looking-glass horror is all its own. May 14, 2022 Full Review The Boogey Man (1980) | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Mind-blowing assault on the senses. Rated: B Dec 28, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Shiba Still a classic one for me! Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/03/23 Full Review Elvis D La película no es diferente a muchas otras que se han hecho en aquella época. Es otra película de horror simple con una trama simple que solo se disfruta. El contexto no se basa exactamente en la leyenda del Boogeyman, se inclina más por el lado de la superstición de los espejos como algo relacionado con diferentes eventos paranormales. La película simplemente se enfoca en un objeto asesino, pero usa al Boogeyman como una especie de metáfora debido al trauma de los 2 hermanos tras haber sido involucrados en la muerte del amante de su madre. Simplemente, utilizan el fantasma de dicho amante asesinado como el Boogeyman de estos hermanos que los ha perturbado por muchos años. Un nombre distinto le hubiera quedado mejor a la película. La trama es bastante corta y simple, se procesa rápido aunque quedan algunas cosas sueltas. Los efectos especiales son bastante simples, algunos son sutiles, otros son muy evidentes. La banda sonora y los efectos de sonido son destacables. La dirección a veces es normal y en algunas escenas parece que algunas cosas saltan rápido. Las actuaciones están bien, aunque hay cosas que carecen de credibilidad. The Boogey Man es otra película de terror ochentera que resulta ser entretenida y disfrutable, pero es solo eso. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 7/10. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/05/23 Full Review Steve D Put together from pieces of far better horror films. Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review marco b Though there are some good ideas, they really aren't fleshed out that well. It's more of The Exorcist meets … well name any slasher. Lacey and Willy are siblings who have a terrible secret from their childhood, which manifests as a ghost. Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Best slasher movie about a killer mirror in the 80s Rated 1.5/5 Stars • Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This combines The Entity, and maybe other obscure titles and makes something quite original with it. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Ulli Lommel Director Suzanna Love Lacey Ron James Jake John Carradine Dr. Warren Nicholas Love Willy Raymond Boyden Kevin
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Synopsis A young woman (Suzanna Love) is haunted by a piece of broken mirror possessed by the spirit of her mother's lover.

Ulli Lommel

Ulli Lommel

Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love, David Herschel

Production Co
Jerry Gross Organization



Original Language

Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 7, 1980, Original

Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 2, 2016

1h 26m

Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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