Bride of Boogedy

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Bride of Boogedy
Bride of Boogedy FilmPoster.jpeg
Written byMichael Janover
Directed byOz Scott[1]
Music byJohn Addison
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
  • Michael Janover
  • Oz Scott
  • Carey Melcher (associate producer)
CinematographyKing Baggot
Editor(s)Duane Hartzell
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Original networkABC
Original release
  • April 12, 1987 (1987-04-12)

Bride of Boogedy is a 1987 family film, directed by Oz Scott[1] and written by Michael Janover, which originally aired as an episode of "The Disney Sunday Movie."[2]

It tells the continuing story of the Davis family and their encounters with an evil 300-year-old ghost in the fictional New England town of Lucifer Falls. The film is a sequel to Mr. Boogedy,[2] which aired in 1986.


The movie begins about a year after the events of the first story. The Davis family has fit in very well with the townspeople of Lucifer Falls. *Almost* all of them, except for a grumpy general store owner, Tom Lynch (played by Eugene Levy) who has a great disdain for Carlton and the growing popularity he's gained among the townspeople. But that is the least of their worries, as their daughter Jennifer, and two younger sons, Corwin and Aurie, begin to sense that Mr. Boogedy may return for revenge. Though both parents shrug off the idea, even after getting a warning from a fortune teller Madeleinska (played by Karen Kondazain).

The two boys share a nightmare in which they find a strange glowing key that leads them to a foggy graveyard. A large statue of Boogedy comes to life and attempts to attack them while the ghost of Jonathan calls to them. They awaken, finding the key (not glowing) in the basement as the two try desperately to convince their parents that Boogedy is back.

The children spend the day wandering around town when they reach a cemetery on the outskirts. The caretaker, Lazarus, shows them to the ominous statue of William Hanover, the real name of Mr. Boogedy.

To put an end to their children's beliefs, Carlton and Eloise use their faux seance both to prove that Boogedy is gone. However, the two unwittingly awake his spirit while Carlton impersonates him after the statue is seen splitting open; which may have been helped when Lynch tried to take out their store's power. Possessed by Mr. Boogedy, Carlton displays very strange and frightening behavior until he laughs the entity away with help from Eloise's brother, Elmer.

At the Lucyfest Carnival, Mr. Boogedy, through Lynch, brings the wax horror icons in the Davis's newly acquired storefront to life. Boogedy's spirit becomes unleashed as the figures and he destroy the carnival. Seeing Eloise dressed as The Widow Marian, he hypnotizes and summons her to him.

Using a remorseful Lynch's help and Madeleinska's assistance, the group locates Boogedy and Eloise near his statue. They use the key to transport there with Jennifer dressed as a Marian decoy. After Jennifer takes his attention from her mother, the group pulls both to safety and banish Boogedy's spirit using the key. Jonathan's ghost plays one last joke as the group leaves.



  1. ^ a b "Bride of Boogedy Cast, Credits & Awards". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 19, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bride of Boogedy". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 11, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2019.

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