The Boogeyman Trailer Promises a Super Creepy Stephen King Adaptation

About a week ago, we brought you news that Rob Savage’s upcoming movie The Boogeyman would be releasing in theaters instead of on Hulu, and now, 20th Century Studios has released the first trailer for the film. It’s based on a Stephen King short story originally published in 1973, and it’s the first time this story has ever been adapted into a full-length movie. Here’s what it’s about:

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.

Admittedly, both that plot synopsis and the trailer give the impression that The Boogeyman is a more or less standard haunted house story, but much like The Conjuring and Smile, it seems that the real appeal of this film is going to lie in the way that story is told. In particular, the scares in this trailer are all pretty damn creepy, and coming from a talented horror director like Rob Savage, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

His previous two movies, Host and Dashcam, show that he’s a master at creating tension and scaring the hell out of us, and from the looks of it, this new film is going to demonstrate his skill behind the camera once again. In fact, I’m pretty confident that The Boogeyman will be a big step up from Dashcam. While that movie had some excellent horror, the main character was so unlikable that she ruined the whole thing. So even though I’d obviously prefer a better story for this film, I’m happy that Savage is at least not going to make that same mistake again.

The Boogeyman hits theaters on June 2.

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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.

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