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Rob Savage’s Next Film The Boogeyman Is Now Coming Out in Theaters!

Rob Savage is one of the most exciting horror filmmakers today. Most notably, he directed the surprise hit Host that took the horror world by storm back in 2020, and although his last film, Dashcam, was pretty disappointing overall, it nevertheless showed without a doubt that this guy can craft quality scares with the best of them. So despite that one minor setback, I’ve still been really excited to see what Savage does next, and now, we’ve gotten some great news about his upcoming movie The Boogeyman.

The film was originally set to be released on Hulu a la Prey and the new Hellraiser, but THR is reporting that 20th Century Studios has had a change of heart. After a really strong test screening, they’ve decided to put The Boogeyman in theaters, and it’s set to come out on June 2.

Interestingly, this is the same thing that happened with Smile last year. As THR points out in their article, that movie was originally intended for Paramount Plus, but after a similarly encouraging test screening, the studio decided to put it out in theaters instead.

The Zoom screen showing the character of Host

I know not everybody liked Smile, but I really enjoyed it, and that gives me hope that Dashcam was just a bump in the road for Rob Savage. If The Boogeyman is making its studio execs rethink their release strategy for the film, that probably means it’s worth seeing on the big screen, and as a big fan of the theatrical experience, I couldn’t be happier.

The Boogeyman is based on a short story by Stephen King, and according to THR, it “centers on a 16-year-old and her younger sister, both still reeling from the death of their mother, who are targeted by a supernatural boogeyman after their father, a psychologist, has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.”

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today. He blogs at Embrace Your Fears.

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