What is The Boogeyman release date? Stephen King adaptations can be hit and miss; some draw on the fantastic source material and produce magic on the screen, while others fall short of the original story. It’s time to see which camp The Boogeyman falls into.
The Boogeyman was a short story written by King and published in Cavalier magazine in March 1973. Now, we are getting a big screen adaptation, and the horror movie is written by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the guys behind the story for A Quiet Place. The film is being directed by Rob Savage, who previously helmed the pandemic hit Host.
With all that in mind, there’s a good chance this monster movie will be a success, but before we get to The Boogeyman release date, it’s worth diving into what the plot will entail and who will star in the flick.
The Boogeyman cast
Chris Messina leads The Boogeyman cast as Will Harper, the father of the family at the heart of the story. The actor has previously appeared in one of the best TV series ever made (Sharp Objects) and played the DC villain Victor Zsasz in the Harley Quinn movie.
David Dastmalchian plays the troubled therapy patient, Lester, who shows up at the Sawyer household. You may recognize him from the Ant-Man cast, or from supporting roles in the Batman movie The Dark Knight, the DC movie The Suicide Squad, and Dune.
Yellowjackets alum Sophie Thatcher plays Sadie, the elder daughter of the Harper family, while Vivien Lyra Blair takes on the role of Sawyer, her little sister. You’ll probably remember Blair from her role as a young Princess Leia in the Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Here’s the full cast for The Boogeyman:
- Chris Messina as Will Harper
- David Dastmalchian as Lester
- Sophie Thatcher as Sadie Harper
- Vivien Lyra Blair as Sawyer Harper
- Madison Hsu
- Marin Ireland
- LisaGay Hamilton as Dr Weller
- Daniel Hagen as the creature
The Boogeyman reviews
So far, The Boogeyman has received middling to positive reviews, and is currently sitting at 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Audiences and critics seem to generally agree that while the movie may not stand out against the rest of the King catalog, there are some solid scares and decent performances in the horror movie. In short, it may not be one of the best movies of all time, but it isn’t the worst, either.
You can see for yourself what we thought about the movie in our The Boogeyman review.
What is The Boogeyman about?
The Boogeyman is based on the story by Stephen King, which follows a high school student and her little sister who are struggling with the loss of their mother.
Sadie Harper (Sophie Thatcher) and Sawyer (Vivien Lyra Blair) get no support from their father, Will (Chris Messina), who is suffering from grief himself. When Will finds a mysterious and traumatized man (David Dastmalchian) turning up at their door, he brings with him a terrifying presence that feeds on the family’s emotional pain.
The Boogeyman trailer
There are two The Boogeyman trailers! Watch them now, if you dare.
The trailers give us a better look at the suffering family, as well as teasing the appearance of the monster itself. Be sure and check out the scares in the trailers to see if you’re brave enough to witness the movie on the big screen.
The Boogeyman release date
The Boogeyman was released in theaters on June 2, 2023.
The film was originally planned for a streaming service release but has now been upgraded to theatrical. This likely signals the studio had more faith in the new movie and wanted a bigger audience.
Where can I watch The Boogeyman?
The Boogeyman is currently showing in theaters across the US and UK. After that, it’s likely to come to Hulu, as that was the original release plan.
If you’re wondering how to watch The Boogeyman, you can check out our full guide on how to watch the new Stephen King movie. An original straight-to-streaming plan was made for the horror flick to go to Hulu.