Making a truly scary Stephen King movie. Priceless.
The Boogeyman–the next King adaptation to hit the big screen–is directed by Host filmmaker Rob Savage, and it sounds like he took this project very seriously.
The horror pic–slated for a theatrical release June 2–was written by Mark Heyman, and stars David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, Vivien Lyra Blair, Madison Hu, Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher.
Savage–during a recent interview with Empire–explained how he approached his cinematic version of King’s original short story. “You’ve got to try to make a classic movie,” Savage said. “And I think this is the scariest movie I’ve ever made. I think it’s scarier than Host.”
Savage added that when people in the industry asked him what he’s been up to, he said, “I’ve just made The Boogeyman, and you can see the disappointment in their eyes.”
The director seems to have enjoyed the challenge, though. “There’s something about reclaiming that title and making a movie that could be considered the definitive take on the character–to take what could be a relatively stupid title and make an absolutely terrifying, iconic movie out of it,” he said.
King’s short story deals with a man who visits a psychiatrist to discuss the gruesome murders of his three children at the hands of an evil being.
But, the PG-13-rated film reportedly will put a new twist on the tale. In it, a 16-year-old and her younger sister, “still reeling from the death of their mother, are targeted by a supernatural boogeyman after their psychologist father has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house,” according to the synopsis.
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