Genre: Horror ·
Release Date: May 31, 2023
Running time: 1h 39m
Filming Locations: New Orleans, United States of America
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The Boogeyman is a 2023 American supernatural horror film directed by Rob Savage from a screenplay by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, and Mark Heyman, based on the 1973 short story of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, and David Dastmalchian.
An adaptation of King's short story was first announced in June 2018 with Beck and Woods writing the screenplay, but the project was canceled in 2019 due to Disney's acquisition of Fox. However, it was revived in November 2021 with Savage directing the project. Thatcher, Messina, Dastmalchian and the rest of the cast signed in early 2022. Principal photography began in February 2022 in New Orleans. Originally planned to be released on the streaming service Hulu, Disney eventually opted for a theatrical release first following positive test screenings.
The Boogeyman was released in the United States on June 2, 2023, by 20th Century Studios. The film received mixed reviews from critics.