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News & Rumours about Boogeyman Movie
- Archived News - 2003

According to / E! News, Boogeyman is set to get a sequel:

  • Barry Watson told the reporters "I'm trying to convince Sam to make it in New Zealand again"! - short and sweet. 'Boogeyman' made an estimated $19.5 million this past weekend. Set in Pennsylvania, the story tells the haunting tale of a young man traumatized by memories of terrible events he experienced in his childhood bedroom and who, years later, reluctantly returns home to face his fears of a monstrous entity that could be real or merely a figment of his imagination.


Official Lucy Lawless Boogeyman Photo
05 Jan 2005

Added official photo of Lucy from the Boogeyman Movie to Boogeyman Images

Official Boogeyman Movie Site is launched
05 Jan 2005
The official Sony Boogeyman Movie site is now up

Screen Gems has launched the official website for Ghost House Pictures'Boogeyman, which enters theaters on February 4th.

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Boogeyman International Trailer Screencaptures
24 Dec 2004
Added screengrabs from the International Boogeyman Trailer

Boogeyman International Trailer Released
24 Dec 2004
The International Trailer for the movie has been released and I have to say it's scarier than the US version. There's also a bit more of Lucy in it - I won't spoil it for you but watch really carefully <g>

For those that want to be spoilt - I have screen grabbed the Lucy bits

Movie Trailer

Official Boogeyman Movie Poster
14 Dec 2004
The official Boogeyman movie poster has been released via

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Boogeyman Movie Trailer
23 Oct 2004
You can now download the trailer from Yahoo Movies in different sizes - Lucy appears very briefly as a none too healthy towards the end of the clip. You can view the screencaptures to get a better look at her

Movie Trailer - Yahoo - Quicktime

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Movie Trailer - Yahoo - wmv
Boogeyman Movie Screencaptures
23 Oct 2004
There are two images of Lucy from the Boogeyman Movie Trailer - she doesn't look too healthy The images are at the top of the
screengrabs page

  • Added screengrabs from the just released Boogeyman Movie Trailer

    Interview with Sam Raimi
    16 Oct 2004
    Added excerpt from Sam Raimi interview with The Horror Channel about Boogeyman


    Boogeyman News
    28 October 2004

    The following is from the Calgary Sun - 24 October 2004 about The Grudge and the upcoming sequal The Grudge 2. Brief mention of Lucy and the Boogeyman Movie

    Sam Raimi has faith his new horror movie The Grudge is going to be a box-office hit this weekend.

    He and his producing partner Rob Tapert are already working on the sequel.

    “We haven’t approached Sarah Michelle Gellar about being in the sequel,” says Raimi.

    “Firstly, the sequel involves a whole new set of characters, but there are always ways of bringing back a character.”

    The ending of The Grudge is ambiguous enough that Gellar’s character might not have survived the haunting.

    “Sarah Michelle’s survival in the first one is in direct proportion to the film’s box-office,” jokes Raimi, adding, “she told us she had a great time making the first one, so I don’t think we’ll have that much trouble getting her back.”

    Tapert is married to Lucy Lawless, who was the star of TV’s Xena: The Warrior Princess.

    “I didn’t even approach Lucy because she was just finishing a pregnancy and we were also looking for a different age group for the lead characters,” says Tapert.

    Lawless is one of the stars of Tapert and Raimi’s horror thriller The Boogeyman, which features 7th Heaven’s Barry Watson, who is forced to face the unseen monster that terrorized him as a child.

    “We went after Sarah Michelle because she has a name in horror with her Buffy the Vampire Slayer series and the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer movies.

    “We knew that would work for us with her fan base.”
    Raimi and Tapert produced The Grudge for $10 million US through their low-budget film company Ghost House Films.

    “We’re working on several other horror projects,” says Raimi, who insists such films will be his primary focus once he completes Spider-Man 3.

    “We’re developing 30 Days of Night, which is a vampire tale set in Alaska based on a Steve Niles comic.

    “We have another called Scarecrow — about a family who flee the city to live on a farm and encounter an evil force.

    Oxide Pang Chum and his brother Danny Pang, who made the Hong Kong ghost movie The Eye, are directing for us.
    “It will be their American film debut as directors.”


    Interview with Sam Raimi & Boogeyman Update
    21 October 2004

    The following is an excerpt from Movie News interview with Sam Rami

    I read that Boogeyman was supposed to be the first film released by Ghost House. What is the status of that?

    Well, Boogeyman was the first film…we didn’t really know what the first film would be that would be released. It’s certainly the first film that we took as a screenplay and began working on. So I think we assumed it would be, but because that was a film that had to be built from the ground up – from Eric Kripke’s screenplay – it was a slower process to get it to a point of production and shoot the film than it was doing a remake of an existing film. We could begin on that immediately. So it turned out that even though we were later along on the Boogeyman project, this film, the moment we saw it, already had a screenplay, already had a director, was already working. It just got jump-started and was in a position to hit the theaters at a much earlier date.

    So when do you think we’ll get to see Boogeyman?

    It’s whenever Screen Gem’s date is, and I actually don’t know what it is. I think it’s in February.


    Interview with Sam Raimi
    17 October 2004

    The following is an excerpt from The Horror Channel interview with Sam Raimi about Boogeyman

    SC: Your first Ghost House production, Boogeyman, has recently been reported as going from a theatrical release to going direct-to-video. What happened there? 

    SR: I’m not sure and I don’t know if it really is going direct to video. Someone else told me they read that somewhere. I was told that Screen Gems is releasing Boogeyman in, I think, February.

    5 October 2004

    UPDATE: Sony Pictures has told us that the film will indeed go to theaters first on February 4, 2005!

    The following is from
    4 October 2004

    The Boogeyman to Scare on Video
    Source: Alex Bond October 3, 2004

    Boogeyman, which was originally intended to be the first film for Sam Raimi's recently established Ghost House Pictures, will be skipping theaters and heading directly to DVD and video. Sarah Michelle Gellar horror remake The Grudge, opening October 22, will now instead be Ghost House's first feature.

    Filmed in Auckland, New Zealand, Boogeyman was originally planned for a mid-2004 theatrical release but was forced to undergo reshoots in January, and has subsequently been pushed back to February.

    Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment will be releasing Boogeyman, which has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity. The film stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Charles Mesure, Tory Mussett, and Louise Wallace.



    9 September 2004

    Hollywood Variety Magazine had a brief mention of Boogeyman
    Screen Gems' coming attractions include the horror sequel "Resident Evil: Apocalypse"; "Cave," starring Cole Hauser, Chestnut and Piper Perabo; the Sam Raimi-produced "Boogeyman," a follow-up to the slick monster picture "Underworld....
    12 June 2004

    The release date for Boogeyman (in the US) is 4 February 2005 according to Fangoria Magazine
    Screen Gems has set a release date of February 4, 2005 for BOOGEYMAN, the first movie to roll for Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures. Stephen T. (GET CARTER) Kay directed the film, about a young man (7TH HEAVEN’s Barry Watson) who believes that the titular phantom devoured his father 16 years ago, and returns to his hometown to confront the creature as an adult. (See Fango #234, currently on sale, for Raimi’s comments about the project.) The movie, which co-stars Emily Deschanel and Lucy Lawless, was lensed (in New Zealand) before Ghost House’s THE GRUDGE, but that Takashi Shimizu film will open first (October 29 from Columbia).

    24 April 2004 has a review of Boogeman at an early screening of the movie.  Release of the movie is scheduled for August 2004 (tentative date)
    Many thanks to Ann for the news