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?
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Stephen Kay
Production: Screen Gems
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Don't go to sleep.

He's waiting for you.

Don't go to sleep.

Hey! What's going on?

Oh, man.


-He's here.

Who's here?

He came out of the closet.

Tim, nobody's here.

What are you talking about?




It's just a story. Okay? He's not real.

Well, let's have a look around, then,

shall we?


Nothing back here.




Nobody home.

Just us.


This is gonna get ugly.

No more vodka.

Hey, Tim. Let me have

one of those green things.

Careful. No more for Pam.

Hey. It's my party.

You still on for this weekend?

No, thought I'd wrangle up

a dinner invitation...

...from one of those art-department

girls. Like this one right here.

-Here you go.

-Oh, hey, thank you.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

Hey, Scotty, did Tim tell you about

meeting my parents tomorrow?

Meeting the folks? Sounds serious.

Yeah, if he can survive the weekend

with Jessica's father.

Oh, come on. Dad's not that bad.

Don't listen to that.

-He tried to drown you.

-You shouldn't have told her.

I was 7.

He was teaching me to swim.

By throwing you in a lake?

You know, this might be

a good time for a toast.


-Yeah. I'd say.

Excuse me, everyone.

When we come back

from Thanksgiving on Monday...

...things will be a lot different.

For starters...'ll be a lot quieter.

But it definitely won't be as much fun.

The Daily News is lucky to get you.


Okay, break it up.

-Be good, Jess.

-I will.

I'm gonna miss you.

All of you.

I'm gonna miss you too.

So I told my parents I'd be there by 11.

All right, I'll get your coat.

Thank you.


-Hey, Jess.


Not getting weird on me again,

are you?

No, no. I just spaced out for a second.


Where's your car?

It wouldn't start.

-Is it gonna make it?

-I got a guy looking at it.

If you think you can use

the "car broke down" excuse... get out of this, you're mistaken.

-I'll be there, I promise.


So you want a ride home?

No, I'm good. I'll cut through the park.

-Besides, I've seen your driving.

-Yeah, okay.

-Be careful.

-I'll be fine.

See you tomorrow.

I don't--

Who would have done this?

Who would've taken...?

Who would--?

Who would take him?

Why would they do this?

Where is he?

Tim, it's Uncle Mike.

I know you're having Thanksgiving

with your girlfriend and all...

...but it'd be nice if you could make it

out to see your mom this weekend.

She's not doing so well, and, you

know, it'd be good for her to see you.

And, hey, I got some stuff

for you to sign too, house stuff.

All right, hope I see you this weekend.

-Hey, you made it.



-Were the directions okay?

-Perfect. Here.

-Come on.

-Wait, wait.

Shouldn't we wait for the bellhop

or something?

Shut up. It's their house, not mine.

What's with the tie?

I figured, meeting the family.

Why not, right?

Come on. Let's put your stuff

in the guestroom.

So Jessica tells us you two met

at the magazine.

-Are you in the art department?

-I'm an associate editor.

-Sounds impressive.

-It's just a glorified fact-checker.

-Tim's very good at his job.

-How about family?

Got any family nearby?

Any brothers, sisters?

No, sir. No brothers or sisters,

just me.

-How about your folks?

-Let the boy eat.

-We're just talking, Mother.


The family thing's kind of

complicated, sir.

This stuffing is delicious, Chelsea.

Tim's had kind of a strained

relationship with his parents.

-Tim's father ran out when he was 8.


Oh, that's sad.

Then he had to go live with his uncle,

in a tiny room in the back of his bar.

Well, what about your mother?

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Eric Kripke

Eric Kripke (born April 24, 1974) is an American television writer, director, and producer. He is the creator of The WB (now The CW) series Supernatural and more recently the NBC series Revolution. more…

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