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‘The Boogeyman’ Director Ulli Lommel Has Passed Away

Multiple sources report that Ulli Lommel passed away Saturday due to heart failure. He was 72.

Director of the cult classic The Boogeyman (1980), he was at the forefront of the New German Cinema movement and was behind genre films such as Tenderness of the Wolves (1973), Brainwaves (1982) and Blank Generation (1980).

In recent years he was behind a slew of horrid direct-to-video titles from Green River Killer to B.T.K. Killer and Black Dahlia, among many more.

We send our best to his family and friends, and say goodbye to another horror legend in a year filled with loss.



  • Elizabeth

    Was that third paragraph really necessary?

    • TheHorrorNerd

      Of course not.
      And the sad part is, that is likely the only paragraph that wasn’t copied and pasted from another news article.

    • Jack Derwent

      Yeah, classy move from Brad there as usual.

  • xcalibrate ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Sheesh, I was only watching the Boogeyman Blu Ray on Saturday too. A classic indeed. RIP

  • Saturn

    The only movie of his I am familiar with is The Bogeyman (aka in the US, The Boogeyman) which I consider a personal favourite, great under-rated movie – shame the sequels never lived up to the original, but still….


  • Necro

    Sad to see anyone from the Horror family pass away! R.I.P.! My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Travis Ignaffo

    Totally sucks, i got a few of his movies on dvd. Zodiac Killer, curse of the zodiac, green river killer, son of sam, probably a few others. I actually liked most of those movies. RIP

  • DeeHolidayAccount

    Embarrassing I never saw this. I do know some of his German work though.

  • Brad Tyler

    Aww man, this is sad! I’ve always had a soft spot for Boogeyman. RIP! 🙁

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