‘The Boogeyman’ Director Has “Unique” Idea For Sequel

by Thomas Tuna

Can you improve on Stephen King?

The Boogeyman–based on King’s 1978 short story–enjoyed a respectable theatrical run, hit Hulu earlier this month and now gets a Blu-ray and DVD release today. And there may be more to the horror story yet to come.

Director Rob Savage recently told comicbook.com that he has “an idea for a sequel with (screenwriter) Mark Heyman that’s one of the best movie ideas I’ve ever heard or ever been a part of developing. Even if it wasn’t a Boogeyman sequel, it would still be a unique, completely fresh horror movie that has the potential to be a classic.”

Savage added that the story “comes at the horror in a different way, It feels like its own thing. But to tell it as a sequel to the original movie would be a dream.”

The first film–starring Chris Messina, David Dastmalchian and Marin Ireland–follows high school student Sadie Harper and her kid sister Sawyer, who are recovering from the death of their mother–and getting very little support from their father.

And then their lives get worse when a man shows up at their house, bringing with him “a terrifying entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on a possible The Boogeyman sequel.


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