‘The Boogeyman’ Rated PG-13 For “Terror, Violent Content”

by Thomas Tuna

The horror master is bringing more chills. What else is new?

The Boogeyman–a small-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 1973 short story–is headed to Hulu sometime next year (no exact debut date yet), and now fans know how scary the film is apt to be.

The 20th Century Studios production this week was rated PG-13 for “terror, violent content, teen drug use and some strong language,” according to the Motion Picture Association.

The film–from director Rob Savage (Host) and screenwriter Mark Heyman (working off prior drafts by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods and Akela Cooper)–stars David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, Vivien Lyra Blair, Madison Hu, Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher.

King’s original story–which appeared in 1978’s Night Shift collection–follows a man during a visit to a psychiatrist as he recounts the gruesome murders of his three children at the hand of an evil being.

The film adaptation, according to the synopsis, follows a 16-year-old and her younger sister, “still reeling from the death of their mother, as they’re targeted by a supernatural boogeyman after their psychologist father has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Boogeyman.


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