'The Boogeyman': 20th Century Studios releases terrifying trailer for new Stephen King adaptation
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Stephen King adaptations have never failed to bring our worst nightmares to the silver screen. From the classic 'The Shining' (1980) and 'Pet Sematary' (1989) to 'IT' (2017), the list of bone-chilling King movies is quite long. Now, in a New Year treat for the author's ardent fans, 20th Century Studios and 21 Laps have released a shiver-worthy trailer for 'The Boogeyman', based on a short story by Stephen King.
The movie is based on a short story by the veteran author, first published in March 1973. It was announced on June 26, 2018 that filmmaking partners Scott Beck and Bryan Woods would write the movie with Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen. However, due to some setbacks, the film was canceled at the time, along with some other projects.
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The newly released 'The Boogeyman' trailer is nothing short of bloodcurdling. With King's writing and Rob Savage's direction, the movie promises a terrifying ride.
The trailer starts with a room lit up with lights as Dr Will Harper (Chris Messina) puts his daughter Sawyer, played by Vivien Lyra Blair, to bed. Will is seen wondering how her daughter sleeps at night with so many lights on. Staying true to the genre, Sawyer is seen with her flashlight under the covers, when she hears a knock on the door. After a while, the door opens to reveal nobody on the other side. In a swift motion, there's a movement under the bed. Like any curious child in a scary movie, Sawyer takes her moonlight to investigate under the bed, only to come up with nothing. She rolls her moonlight further under the bed, with eerie music intensifying in the background. From the half-dark screen comes out a mortifying face, who we're all assuming is the Boogeyman.
While still grieving the death of their mother, Sadie (Sophie Thatcher) and Sawyer move on with their lives with sadness, and not receiving support from their father. Will, a therapist, is seen grieving the loss of his wife in his own way. From the trailer, it appears the Boogeyman preys on the sadness and suffering of his victims. As a therapist, Will sees many people every day, but when a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home one day seeking aid, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity. What follows is a trail of look-over-your-shoulder kind of horror.
Don't forget to check under your bed for monsters tonight! The trailer is available on Youtube, while the movie is set to release in theatres on June 2, 2023.