The first trailer and poster for 20th Century Studios' and 21 Laps' horror-thriller The Boogeyman have been released (via FearHQ.com) after premiering during FOX's live broadcast of the NFC championship game yesterday evening. That only offered a glimpse of what's to come, but we now have the full sneak peek to terrify you with!
From the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, the movie follows 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 Boogeyman is directed by Rob Savage (Host) with a screenplay by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Mark Heyman (Black Swan) with a screen story by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods based on the short story by Stephen King.
The cast is led by Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, Marin Ireland, Madison Hu (Bizaardvark”), LisaGay Hamilton, and David Dastmalchian.
Original plans called for The Boogeyman to be released on Hulu, but it was recently swapped to a theatrical debut and will now hit the big screen on June 2, later this year. Disney and 20th Century Studios are no doubt banking on this being a summer horror hit along the lines of The Conjuring, and with Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) producing, we're sure it will be.
Watch the trailer and poster for The Boogeyman below.