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You'd betta' pay attention now! 'Cause I'm the Boogyman!
~ Oogie Boogie

Bogeymen (also called "Bogies", "Bogeys", "Bogiemen", "Boogeymen" and "Boogiemen") are very similar to monsters but are often more ghost-like and demonic. The most famous of all is, of course, the Bogeyman himself, but many variations exist in all cultures across the world.

In order to qualify for this title, the creature in question must be designed to scare children, either in a fictional setting or folkloric tradition.

This can also refer to monsters, demons or ghosts who prey almost exclusively on children.