The Boogeyman: Release date, cast, plot, trailer & more

Night Shift book cover.Doubleday

Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman has just been upgraded from streaming to theatrical, so this is everything we know about the horror movie, from release date and cast names to the terrifying plot.

Back when he sold short stories to men’s magazines, Stephen King had The Boogeyman published in the pages of Cavalier in March 1973.

When Carrie became a cinematic smash in 1976, and The Shining was becoming a publishing phenomenon, King was suddenly big business, precipitating his first short story collection in 1978.

Called Night Shift, the book featured tales that were eventually turned into movies like Children of the Corn, Cat’s Eye, Maximum Overdrive, Graveyard Shift, The Lawnmower Man, and The Mangler. Now another story is being adapted, in the shape of The Boogeyman.

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The Boogeyman release date: When’s it out?

The Boogeyman will be released theatrically on June 2, 2023.

That’s a big change from the previous distribution plan, with the film originally set to launch on Hulu. But following successful test screenings – and doubtless inspired by the box office bucks earned by the likes of Barbarian and Smile – Disney has decided to release the film in cinemas via 20th Century Studios.

The Boogeyman cast: Who’s in it?

The main cast for The Boogeyman includes the following actors

  • Chris Messina
  • Sophie Thatcher
  • Marin Ireland
  • David Dastmalchian
  • Madison Hu
  • Vivien Lyra Blair

Rob Savage – who made a streaming splash with his found footage séance horror Host in 2020 – directs the horror, which shot in New Orleans last year.

The Boogeyman plot: What happens in the movie?

This is the official synopsis for The Boogeyman, as first published by Deadline

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Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.

The cover of Stephen King's Night Shift.Penguin Random House

A Quiet Place scribes Scott Beck and Bryan Woods share screenwriting credit with Mark Heyman, who is best known for Black Swan and The Skeleton Twins.

The Boogeyman trailers: Does the movie have a trailer?

The first official trailer for the film just dropped on January 29, 2023. For those interested in getting their first look at the Boogeyman, the trailer can be viewed here:

The Boogeyman hits screens on June 2, and we’ll update this article with a trailer and any further news as and when it breaks.

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