So excited to watch the first Boogeyman horror movie of 2017 in The Bye Bye Man (2017) on January 13, 2017; the first Friday the 13th of the new year. We decided to put together a list of our favorite supernatural horror movie boogeymen featuring many boogeymen who may still haunt the thoughts of many adults today. The Boogeymen listed here include many horror icons so have fun with the list.
Top 10 Movie Boogeymen
The Blair Witch - The Blair Witch Project (1999) - Franchise
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez, Eduardo Sánchez, Daniel Myrick
Official Synopsis: Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend... The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the students film and video were found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project.
Cast: Joshua Leonard, Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Jim King, Bob Griffin, Sandra Sánchez, Ed Swanson, Patricia DeCou, Mark Mason, Jackie…
Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery
Bagul - Sinister (2012)
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Official Synopsis: True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He begins researching the crime so that he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some "snuff" film footage he finds in the house to help him in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he) and things take a turn for the worst. Will they survive?
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vincent Hogarth, Chester the Chihuahua, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, Michael Hall D'Addario, Clare…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
The Tall Man - Phantasm (1979)
Directed by Don Coscarelli
Official Synopsis: Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, afraid to lose his brother follow him to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lifting a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate, and discovers that the Tall Man, protected by his flying spheres, is shrinking dead bodies down to half their normal size and reanimating them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.
Cast: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester, Kenneth V. Jones, Kate Coscarelli, Terrie Kalbus, Susan Harper,…
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
The Babadook - The Babadook (2014)
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Official Synopsis: Amelia, who lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel's constant fear of monsters and violent reaction to overcome the fear doesn't help her cause either, which makes her friends become distant. When things can not get any worse, they read a strange book in their house about the 'Babadook' monster that hides in the dark areas of their house. Even Amelia seems to feel the effect of Babadook and desperately tries in vain to destroy the book. The nightmarish experiences the two encounter form the rest of the story.
Cast: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Jacquy Phillips, Jacqy Phillips, Ethan Grabis, Terence Crawford, Sophie Riggs, Tony Mack, Tim Purcell,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Pumpkinhead - Pumpkinhead (1988)
Directed by Stan Winston
Official Synopsis: After a group of bikers accidentally murder a young boy named Billy Harley his father Ed harley is devastated and the only thing he wants is revenge and goes to an old woman who is said to be a witch and conjures a demonic creature known as pumpkin head and with Revenge on his Mind unleashes him upon the bikers.
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., George 'Buck' Flower, Dick Warlock, Greg Michaels, Joel Hoffman, Jeff East, Kerry Remsen, Chance Michael…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Jason Voorhees - Friday the 13th (1980) - Franchise
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham
Official Synopsis: One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe.
Cast: Tom Savini, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Walt Gorney, Betsy Palmer, Ronn Carroll, Rex Everhart, Peter Brouwer, Ari Lehman, Ron Millkie,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Michael Myers - Halloween (1978) - Franchise
Directed by John Carpenter
Official Synopsis: The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people.
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers, Tommy Lee Wallace, Mickey Yablans,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Krampus - Krampus (2015)
Directed by Michael Dougherty
Official Synopsis: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.
Cast: Seth Green, David Koechner, Mark Atkin, Hong Chin, Toni Collette, Ivy George, Byron Schepen, Luke Hawker, Conchata Ferrell, Adam Scott,…
Genres: Horror, Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Pennywise the Clown - Stephen King’s It (1990)
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
Official Synopsis: In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again.
Cast: Garry Chalk, Tim Curry, Seth Green, Chelan Simmons, Emily Perkins, Jay Brazeau, Frank C. Turner, Bill Croft, Michael Ryan, Michael…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Franchise
Directed by Wes Craven
Official Synopsis: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you?
Cast: Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Unger, David Andrews, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, Joseph Whipp,…
Movie Boogeymen Honorable Mentions
Oogie Boogie - A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Directed by Henry Selick
Official Synopsis: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.
Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Catherine O'Hara, Judi M. Durand, Doris Hess, Daamen J. Krall, David Randolph, Joe Ranft,…
Genres: Fantasy, Family, Animation, Musical
Boogeyman - Boogeyman (2005) - Franchise
Directed by Stephen Kay
Official Synopsis: Every culture has one - The horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the BOGEYMAN still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the BOGEYMAN real? Or did Tim make him up to explain why his father abandoned his family? The answer lies hidden behind every dark corner and half-opened closet of his childhood home - A place he must return to and face the chilling unanswered questions... Does the BOGEYMAN really exist?
Cast: Lucy Lawless, Robyn Malcolm, Tory Mussett, Olivia Tennet, Emily Deschanel, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Philip Gordon, Scott Wills, Ian Campbell, Edward…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Trantor - Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Directed by John R. Cherry III
Official Synopsis: Life could be pretty if there wasn't someone like Ernest P. Worrell on this planet. In this movie he helps to escape an evil troll out of his grave. That's the start of the end for the world. But... Ernest wouldn't be Ernest if he wasn't planning on saving all the people. This action doesn't make it any better. It's getting worse.
Cast: Marin Miller, John Phillips, Denice Hicks, Douglas Zagorski, Ann Young, Jim Varney, Jackie Welch, Ernie Fosselius, Judy Austin, Daniel Higgs,…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Pale Man - Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Official Synopsis: In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.
Cast: Doug Jones, Luke Burnyeat, Federico Luppi, Mario Zorrilla, Sebastián Haro, Maribel Verdú, Maribel Verdú, Mila Espiga, Álex Angulo, Ivana Baquero,…
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, War