The Boogeyman Release Date: Stephen King’s Horror Classic Comes to Theatres Very Soon!

Stephen King version The Boogeyman was recently upgraded from streaming to theatrical release, so here is everything we know about the horror film, including its release date, cast, and terrifying plot.

When Does The Boogeyman Come Out?

The movie was supposed to be on Hulu, but we now know that The Boogeyman will be in theatres on June 2, 2023.

Is There Any Trailer For The Boogeyman?

On January 29, 2023, the first official trailer for the movie came out. If you want to see the Boogeyman for the first time, you can watch the trailer here:

What Is The Plot of The Boogeyman Movie?

With a name like that, it sounds like it should be easy to figure out what it’s about, but any Stephen King fan knows better than to expect a simple “face-value” connection between the title and the story. Let’s start with the beginning of the story to set the scene.

In the short story, a man named Lester Billings is seeing a psychiatrist because he thinks “The Boogeyman” is trying to scare him by killing his three children.

Each of their deaths had mysterious things going on around them. The man tells his psychiatrist, Dr. Harper, that when he put each of his children to bed on the night they died, they all cried out “Boogeyman.” He swears that the closet doors in their rooms were closed, but when he found their bodies, the closet doors were always open. Even though “crib death” and “convulsions” were listed as the official reasons for their deaths, he thinks that The Boogeyman was the real cause.

The Boogeyman movie release date

Lester and his wife move to a town far away after the deaths of their first two children. His wife gets pregnant quickly, and he and she take extra steps to protect their new son, Andy. But she has to go help a sick family member, leaving the man to take care of their young child by himself. When she isn’t there, he feels The Boogeyman getting stronger and more dangerous, and he fears for his life. For the first time since Andy was born, he puts him in a separate bedroom because he knows the creature will go after him.

When he hears a noise and goes to look, he sees The Boogeyman attacking his son, so he runs away. The police think that Andy broke his neck when he tried to climb out of his crib, but Lester knows better. As he is leaving, Dr. Harper suggests that he make an appointment for the future. Soon after, Lester goes to the doctor’s office with a question and finds The Boogeyman there, no longer dressed as “Dr. Harper.”

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That’s what the short story by Stephen King was mostly about, but the plot of the movie seems to be very different. The adaptation seems to be told from the point of view of the children. After their mother dies suddenly and tragically, a teenage girl and her younger sister try to get their grieving father to do something because they think a bad spirit has moved into their house.

This poor family is being tormented by the Boogeyman, who feeds off of their pain and fear. He may have even killed the mother.

Who Will Star in The Boogeyman Movie?

Most of the main characters don’t have names yet, but the plot summary gives us a good idea of how they will interact with each other.

Chris Messina will play the part of the father who is sad. Messina is best known for his role in the M. Night Shyamalan produced film Devil, as a detective who struggles with the loss of his wife and son. He has also been in movies and TV shows like the DC Comics movie Birds of Prey, Sharp Objects, I Care A Lot, The Mindy Project, Argo, and Live By Night.

The Boogeyman movie release date

Sophie Thatcher (from the band Yellowjackets) and Vivien Lyra Blair (also from that band) will play his daughters (Bird Box). Both Thatcher and Blair have had parts in Disney’s Star Wars universe. Thatcher played Drash in The Book of Boba Fett, and Blair played a young Princess Leia in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

In The Boogeyman, David Dastmalchian will also play a role that hasn’t been named yet. He is best known for supporting roles in movies like The Ant-Man Movies, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Dune, and The Dark Knight where he plays a bit of a creep.

In addition, Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy) and Madison Hu (Voyagers) will join the cast in unnamed roles.

Dr. Weller will be played by LisaGay Hamilton, who was in the movie “The Sum of All Fears.” It’s not clear if she will play a medical doctor or if she might be like Dr. Harper from the original short story.

Final Words

The Boogeyman is a Stephen King adaptation that will be released in theatres on June 2, 2023. It tells the story of Lester Billings, a man who believes the “Boogeyman” is trying to scare him by killing his three children.

The Boogeyman movie is told from the point of view of the children, who are being tormented by a bad spirit who may have killed their mother. Messina, Thatcher, Blair, Dastmalchian, Ireland, Hu, Hamilton, and Weller join the cast of The Boogeyman.

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