Return of the 31 Days of Monsters, Day 31: The one, the only, Boogieman!

By Shawn Robare

Well, we finally made it to monster number 31 and Halloween day!  Today’s big-headed bad guy is probably one of the most feared villains in the Ghostbusters rogue’s gallery (coming in just a hair below Gozer), the Boogieman!

That’s right, the one and only feeder-of-fright, the bane to children and Egon’s everywhere, the big B.  This is the ugly dude hiding under your bed at night.  He’s the one casting creepy shadows on your wall when you think it’s just a tree.  The Boogieman is also apparently the one using up all your mom’s lipstick and hairspray and then hiding the empty containers in your room so that you’ll get blamed!

Seriously though, along with the Sandman and Sam Hain, the Boogieman is probably one of the most evil foes the Ghostbusters have faced in their animated form.  I can say that his huge head and little goat-like legs freaked me out as a kid…

I also think it’s kind of neat that the two cels I managed to score also come from both of his appearances int eh series.  The wicked closeup up top comes from episode 81, The Boogieman is Back, and the cel of big-headed B coming out of the door is from episode 6, The Boogieman Cometh…

I was so overjoyed to get a hold of these two cels this past year as this guy is one of my all time favorite monsters from the series.  The only hole in my collection right now is Sam Hain, but then as I came to discover when I finally scored a set of series one Garbage Pail Kids, completing a collection can be quite the downer.  I think I’ll be okay looking out for that last Real Ghostbusters cel for awhile…


So that does it for another Halloween season here at Branded in the 80s.  It was my fifth year celebrating, and the second great year for the Countdown to Halloween hub site.  Once again, like in most years past I’m about ready to go into hibernation, but then again I have the first Up! Fair coming up in 19 short days.  I think I need a nap…

If you’d like to read more Halloween-y goodness, you can also click on the Halloween Archive link to the left (the banner with King Kong), as well as heading on over to the Countdown to Halloween to check out lists of a bunch of other sites participating in this year’s Halloween blogging event.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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  • The bogeyman would have really disturbed me as a kid. He’s pretty freaky looking. Happy Halloween and thanks again for another fabulous countdown, both here with your great collection of Ghostbusters cells, but also for all the hard work you pulled off on the Countdown to Halloween blog. If both of us get sick at the same time we’re doomed.

  • Great closing monster, Shawn. Now I have to look up “Sam Hain” eps and decide which was my favorite! Ended the series with a bang, you did! Thanks for sharing so much. I was looking forward for the daily posts every day this month. Don’t hibernate, dude. Give us some more BIT80s and Saturday Supercast time! LOL Thanks again! Happy Halloween!

  • Lots a fun again this year! Thanks for sharing all the Ghostbuster cels from collection and have yourself a Happy Halloween!

  • Great monster to end on Shawn!

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    What a great treat!! This is one of the most memorable episodes of ghostbusters for me, I wish I could watch it again. Thanks so much!!