"I was the dark in the cave! I was the shadow in the trees! You've heard about... the primal scream? That was... at me!"
― The First Bogeyman, Discworld
"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, good Lord, deliver us!"
― Welsh Prayer
"It's not just the wind. It's not all in your head. And it's definitely something to worry about."
― Bump in the Night, Magic: The Gathering.
"Don't fear the dark. Fear me."
― The Secret World

The power to use the abilities of the Bogeyman. Variation of Cryptid Physiology.

Also Called

  • Bogeyman Mimicry
  • Bogieman Mimicry/Physiology
  • Boogeyman Mimicry/Physiology
  • Boogieman Mimicry/Physiology
  • Bugbear Mimicry/Physiology
  • Dream Demon Physiology


The user is or has the ability to take on the form of a Bogeyman an amorphous being that has no specific appearance. In many cases, it has no set appearance, but is simply a non-specific embodiment of terror.

The Bogeyman often targets children, either to simply scare them or for some other nefarious purpose.




Known Users

See Also: Things That Go Bump in the Night.


  • The Krampus (Alpine Folklore)
  • Boogeyman (English Folklore)
  • Boggart (English Folklore)
  • Bugbears (English Folklore)
  • Belsnickel (German Folklore)


  • Boogeyman/The Tooth Fairy (Discworld)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's ‘It’)
  • Bogeymen (City of Devils)

Live Movies

  • The Grand Guignol (A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting)
  • Babadook (The Babadook)
  • Boogeyman (Boogeyman film series)
  • The Bye Bye Man (The Bye Bye Man)
  • Boggart (Harry Potter)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • The Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth)

Live Television

  • The Woogyman (Charmed)
  • Boogieman (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Rawhead (Supernatural)


  • Boogeyman (Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Boogeyman (Martin Mystery)
  • Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
    • All the citizens of Halloween Town
  • Boogeyman (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)



  • Boogeymon (Digimon)

Video Games

  • Bogeyman/Nathaniel Winter (The Secret World)

Tabletop Games

  • Boogie Woogie (King of Tokyo)


  • Laughing Jack (Creepypasta)
  • Slenderman (Creepypasta)
  • Mister Widemouth (Creepypasta)
  • Bogeyman (Lost Nightmare)


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