Another Stephen King adaptation is here, this time from Stephen Hyams for The Boogeyman, which began its life as a short story published in the magazine Cavalier and later appeared in the 1978 collection Night Shift. Check out the film’s poster art and trailer.
The Boogeyman is written and directed by Hyams and stars James Cosmo, Miltos Yerolemou, Cyd Casados, Nick Cornwall, and Jack Hollington. It’s part of King’s Dollar Babies initiative, which makes several of his stories available for film students who want to try their hands at an adaptation. According to the IMDb, it’s slated for a 25 February film festival release in the UK.
“The Boogeyman” Short Story Synopsis: (via Wikipedia)
The majority of the story occurs in the office of Dr. Harper, a psychiatrist, where a man named Lester Billings talks to the doctor about the “murders” of his three young children. Billings seems paranoid and possibly schizophrenic as he describes the circumstances of the death of his children. His first two children died mysteriously of apparently unrelated causes (diagnosed as crib death and convulsions, respectively) when left alone in their bedrooms. The only commonalities were that the children cried “Boogeyman!” before being left alone and the closet door was open slightly after finding their corpses, even though Billings was certain the door was shut.
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