20th Century Studios and 21 Laps have just dropped the first official trailer for Rob Savage‘s nightmarish shocker The Boogeyman, based on Stephen King’s eponymous short story.
Directed by Savage (Host/Dashcam), from a screenplay written by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Mark Heyman (Black Swan), and a screen story by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods, The Boogeyman stars stars Sophie Thatcher (“Yellowjackets”), Chris Messina (Birds of Prey), Vivien Lyra Blair (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”), Marin Ireland (“The Umbrella Academy”), Madison Hu (“Bizaardvark”), LisaGay Hamilton (Vice), and David Dastmalchian (Dune).
From the plot synopsis, The Boogeyman centres around high school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer who 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.
The film is produced by Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things”), Dan Levine (Arrival), and Dan Cohen (The Adam Project), with John H. Starke (Sicario), Emily Morris (“Rosaline”), Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, Ryan Cunningham, Adam Kolbrenner (“The Tomorrow War”), and Robin Meisinger serving as executive producers.
The Boogeyman opens June 2, 2023, exclusively in theaters nationwide, and in the meanwhile we’ll leave you with the terrifying first look at what promises to be one of the horror films of the year.