20th Century Studio’s The Boogeyman reveals an ancient horror in the new trailer for the film. The film is based on the Stephen King short story. The Boogeyman arrives this summer as the film opens on June 2, 2023, in theaters nationwide. Directed by Rob Savage, and written by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods, and Mark Heyman.

The Boogeyman poster
Credit: 20th Century Studios

The Boogeyman’s Origins in Publication

King had brought the short story to life in the March 1973 issue of the magazine Cavalier. In 1978 it arrived in King’s first collection of short stories, Night Shift. It became adapted into a short film in the 1980s by Jeff C. Schiro. According to Wikipedia, it had been performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as a full-length theatrical play, directed by television actor David Oakes. In 2010, Irish filmmaker Gerard Lough adapted it into a 27-minute movie.

King’s Horror Arrives On-Screen This Summer

High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from their mother’s recent death and aren’t getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.

The Boogeyman stars Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, Marin Ireland, Madison Hu, LisaGay Hamilton, and David Dastmalchian.  The producers are Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things”), Dan Levine (“Arrival”), and Dan Cohen (“The Adam Project”), with John H. Starke (“Sicario”), Emily Morris (“Rosaline”), Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, Ryan Cunningham, Adam Kolbrenner, and Robin Meisinger serving as executive producers. This addition to horror in 2023 is bound to be something worth keeping an eye out for. With the acting talents of someone like Thatcher, the horror of the unknown will travel through the screen.

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