The Boogens is a 1981 American horror movie starring Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin, and Jeff Harlan.A small construction team of four men work to reopen an abandoned silver mine 100 years after a mysterious massacre forced the Army to shut it down. What they don't know is that their excavating has inadvertently freed some amphibious reptilian creatures lurking deep within the mine shafts.
The film opened in US theaters on September 25, 1981. The distributor was independent outfit Jensen Farley Pictures. The film is notable for having received a positive review from author Stephen King in Twilight Zone magazine.
The film saw a belated VHS video release in the mid-1990s via Republic Pictures. In 2012, Olive Films sub-licensed the film from Paramount and The Boogens was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 7