It’s always worth celebrating when a new Stephen King adaptation is in the works. Now, as fans can see below, a new horror film based on his short story The Boogeyman is on the way. And the full trailer for The Boogeyman is enough to get any horror fan excited.
The footage promises a riveting adaptation of the original short story. The Boogeyman was first published in 1973, before being published in the Night Shift short story collection in 1978. As such, many of King’s fans have been waiting decades to see this story play out on the big screen. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like the film will disappoint.
As for the film’s synopsis which reveals the film is both a faithful adaptation and expansion of the source material:
“High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother 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.”
Here’s the official trailer for The Boogeyman:
The Boogeyman is directed by Rob Savage from a screenplay penned by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods and Mark Heyman, based upon the short story by Stephen King. The project was produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen, with Emily Morris, John H. Starke, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham, and Robin Meisinger serving as executive producers.
The cast for the film includes Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivian Lyra Blair, Marin Ireland, Madison Hu, LisaGay Hamilton, and David Dastmalchian.
Fans will be able to see The Boogeyman in theaters on June 2, 2023. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional Stephen King and horror news as we have it.