bogeyman

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Synonyms for bogeyman

Synonyms for bogeyman

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

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The origins and motive of the titular boogieman have no place in Dunstan's viscera-drenched film, which culminates in the obligatory set-up for a sequel.
The origins and motive of the boogieman have no place in Dunstan's viscera-drenched film, which culminates in the obligatory set-up for a sequel.
With his clawed glove, disfigured face and tendency to pounce on victims while they lay dreaming and vulnerable, Krueger was the ultimate boogieman.
If you really want to know what the scariest postapocalyptic boogieman is then look no further than this two-part science fiction drama.
And, as I discussed previously, the boogieman also ultimately represents the threat of the "uppity" free Black man.
The common heritage of humankind principle--based on non-appropriation by any single state, benefits sharing among all states, and international management of the common heritage resource--is the ultimate boogieman of sovereign entities, especially when it is directed at resource pools that, historically, have been under the sovereignty of individual states, in effect threatening to strip preexisting rights from sovereign states.
The protesters' efforts and convictions are not entirely at fault--they cannot be held responsible for the tepid reaction by an apathetic American public which believe the Al-Qaeda boogieman is worth the flag-draped body bags of our sons and daughters.
If everyone reading this column would shoot 500 rounds through their gun in the next year it would truly be a dangerous place for the boogieman.
Your standard, real dark, stormy, Adriatic night was playing boogieman outside our canopy, but we were undaunted.
When the boogieman sneaks inside your family and takes a brother, mother, sister, father, wife and/or husband, the impact is deep and often far-flung.
King was the "Boogieman" or, to be more precise, the town-crier of the Boogieman of 2004.
Freddy Vs Jason (15) Slasher icons carve each other up for Best Boogieman title.
Fans of each respective boogieman will no doubt thrill to all of these visual signposts, but once the nostalgia subsides, Freddy Vs Jason boasts only a few genuine thrills and spills.