First Glance: “The Boogeyman”

Astute horror movie aficionados may remember a 2005 film called “Boogeyman”. It wasn’t well-recieved by critics, but it did earn enough money for two straight-to-video sequels. Anyway, the upcoming chiller “The Boogeyman” isn’t connected to those three films in any way. This one is a film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1973 short story of the same name. It comes from director Rob Savage and is taken from a story conceived by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the duo who wrote “A Quiet Place”.

“The Boogeyman” follows two sisters (Sophie Thatcher and Vivien Lyra Blair) who have been emotionally devastated by the recent death of their mother. The hurting young girls haven’t gotten much support from their grieving father (Chris Messina). The struggling family soon find themselves being preyed upon by a malevolent spirit who targets their pain and feeds on their crippling feelings of loss. There seems to be some compelling themes at work even if the trailer puts off a pretty conventional horror vibe. I’m interested to see how it turns out.

“The Boogeyman” opens in theaters on June 2nd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

4 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Boogeyman”

  1. I seen that boogeyman twicete before. In the eighties he was the boogie woogie man then he painted his face red and black and eat worms. Them rasslers is like that to git a sychological advantage.

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