No small screen for Stephen King.
The film adaptation of the horror master’s The Boogeyman–originally scheduled to debut on Hulu–will now receive a theatrical release, thanks to strong test screenings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 20th Century Studios film–based on King’s short story that appeared in 1978’s Night Shift collection–will land in theaters June 2.
The feature–rated PG-13 for “terror, violent content, teen drug use and some strong language”–is directed by Rob Savage (Host) from a screenplay by Mark Heyman, and stars David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, Vivien Lyra Blair, Madison Hu, Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher.
King’s original horror tale follows a man during a visit to a psychiatrist as he recounts the gruesome murders of his three children at the hands of an evil being.
The adaptation will take a slightly different tack, according to the synopsis, and 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.”
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