20th Century Studios has released a new trailer and poster for their adaptation of Stephen King’s short story The Boogeyman. According to Deadline, a portion of the trailer was shown during the NFC championship game today. However, the trailer is now available in its entirety and can be viewed below. The Boogeyman was initially made for Hulu, but it is now set to be released in theaters on June 2nd. Its terrifying trailer features a young girl being haunted by a dark entity that we only see glimpses of, such as a glimpse of its inhuman and monstrous hand. The trailer for The Boogeyman brings to mind every horror a child thinks is hiding in the closet or under the bed.
New ‘The Boogeyman’ Poster and Trailer Tease Terror in the Closet
In addition to the trailer, a new poster for The Boogeyman was also released. The poster features a slightly open closet door, with the poster reading, “Don’t let it out.” Stephen King himself tweeted the poster today:
Here's the poster for THE BOOGEYMAN, based on my short story. Watch for the trailer, which will debut on today's NFC game. And be sure to close the closet door. pic.twitter.com/DmoUvcI3rs
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 29, 2023
The plot for The Boogeyman reads:
“High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer 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 Boogeyman is one of many Stephen King adaptations in development. In addition to this movie, fans can look forward to an adaptation of Children of the Corn that is coming to theaters and to Shudder. A feature-film adaptation of Salem’s Lot will also be released this year.
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