Oogie Boogie, The Boogie Man, Mr. Oogie, "Sack Man" (Latin countries), "El Coco" (Spanish-speaking countries), "Babau" or "Bau-bau" (Eastern Mediterranean areas), "Butzemann" (Germanic countries), and SO MANY MOOORREEEE.
"Gambler, Serial killer, Cannibal, Ruler of Bug Town (formerly), Lock, Shock, and Barrel's boss" (via Disney Wiki)
Monster, sack creature full of various bugs. (ew)
|Que Viene El Coco (Here comes the boogeyman)|
In The Nightmare Before Christmas:
In the movie, Boogie is the boss of the evil trick-or-treaters, Lock, Shock, and Barrel. He is made of a white/grey sack (that I thought was green forever but it turned out to be just the lighting) filled with hundreds of bugs and stitched together which is terrified and most likely in reference to most legends telling of a person who carries bad children away in burlap or mesh sacks, like what he is made of. This would also make sense why he has children henchmen, as if he kidnapped them and made them his slaves in essence. Their fantastic song, "Kidnap Mister Sandy Claws", shows they are scared of him and for good reason! He even eats bugs which he is made of sooooo a cannibal...unless he's just adding it to his body colony? I...don't...even know really. Let's also talk about what his goal in the movie is: KILL Santa Clause. Why? Just cause. No real reason. Just cause Jack wants him. He loves to torture and hurt people for fun, as well as gamble, even though he is horrible at it. Boogie is a baddy, but honestly, he was not the scariest character in this story. I always found the zombie family, the monster under the bed, and baaaassically all the rest, to be pretty terrifying. So, let's get to the analysis.
Well, we don't actually know! There are no confirmed kills for Boogie aside from the bug...maybe? He is trying to kill Santa and Sally however, so 2 attempted murders of the beloved figure of our favorite holiday and a heroic Sally!
At least 2. He captured Santa and Sally and attempted to kill them both. Also, he is known to enjoy torturing people, so we can assume there were countless more before them. Perhaps those skeletons all around are more of his victims.
Harm to Protagonist and Company:
Weeeeelll read the previous....and enjoy this picture of seductive jack being seductive. But in all truth, he's a bad bro and caused younger me much trauma when he explodes into
|Dat jack doh. Source|
Well, the childhood trauma over the centuries has ingrained this baddy into the minds of millions. This movie does this guy some justice, but he only gets a measly 10 minutes of screen time including his epic song. Honestly, I don't think he was as scary as he could have been and he didn't ACTUALLY kill Santa or Sally, so from what we see in the movie, not so bad. Aside from some childhood trauma that, like Pitch says, fades with time, it's not too bad for those of us he doesn't get a hold of of course. However, the boogie-man as a whole receives....
If you want more spooky stuff about this classic villain, I highly suggest checking out the versions from other cultures! I think a few of them are actually scarier than this buggy-sack so, if you're a history buff like me, checkem out!. Now, here's this jerk getting his dues!