The new adaptation of Stephen King’s tale, The Boogeyman, is on its way. The theatrical release has now been announced for the summer.
In the film, a man named Lester Billings talks to his psychiatrist about the “murders” of his three young children, describing the events of the past several years. His first two children died mysteriously of apparently unrelated causes (diagnosed as crib death and convulsions, respectively) when left alone in their bedrooms. The only commonalities were that the children cried, “Boogeyman!” and the closet door was found ajar after discovering their corpses, even though Billings is certain the door was shut.
Host and “Bite Size Horror” director Rob Savage is at the helm of the film that began filming this past spring and will expand on the original tale.
The film stars David Dastmalchian, Chris Messian, Sophie Thatcher, Marin Ireland, and Vivian Lyre Blair.
Written by Scott Beck and Mark Heyman, The Boogeyman will open in theaters on June 2, 2023.