The film tells of high school student Sadie Harper (Sophie Thatcher, Yellowjackets) and her younger sister Sawyer (Vivien Lyra Blair, Obi-Wan Kenobi), who have recently lost their mother… and it’s not about to get any easier. Their father, Will (Chris Messina, Air), is 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.
A potentially creepy horror film here. The picture comes from director Rob Savage, who previously helmed two “screenlife” horror films with Dashcam and the impressive Zoom-call flick Host (check out our review of that one HERE). The screenplay was written by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (the writers behind A Quiet Place) and Black Swan co-writer Mark Heyman.
“The Boogeyman is a classic horror movie in the mould of Poltergeist that has scares and heart in equal measure,” says director Rob Savage. “I vividly remember the terror I felt reading King’s short story as a kid, and it’s this feeling of childhood fear that I wanted to inspire in cinema audiences around the world. This film was made in collaboration with an incredibly talented team of creatives, and is anchored by wonderful, soulful performances from our incredible cast – I’m in awe of them, truly. We’re incredibly proud of this movie and can’t wait to give you all a reason to fear the dark again.”
The Boogeyman, with a cast that also includes Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), Madison Hu (Bizaardvark), LisaGay Hamilton (Vice), and David Dastmalchian (Dune), will be opening in Australian cinemas on June 1st and U.S. cinemas on June 2nd.