There have been so many memorable horror movies up to now in 2023 with many extra nonetheless to return. Nonetheless, one of many largest surprises that haunted the summer season was The Boogeyman. The Rob Savage-directed adaptation of Stephen King’s quick story made leap scares an artwork kind and introduced in a good field workplace return again in June. Now it’s been introduced that The Boogeyman will probably be scaring its approach to Hulu on Thursday, October 5. This is part of the streamer’s spooky Huluween month-long occasion.
The Boogeyman follows Sadie Harper (Sophie Thatcher) and her youthful sister Sawyer (Vivien Lyra Blair) after the sudden passing of their mom spins the household into chaos and their therapist father (Chris Messina) hasn’t been there for them. Nonetheless, when one among his sufferers brings a supernatural drive solely referred to as “The Boogeyman” into their house, the Harper household should come collectively to outlive or get consumed by the darkness heightened by their very own pre-existing trauma.
Whereas King diversifications have been very hit-or-miss over the past 4 many years, The Boogeyman succeeded as a result of it didn’t attempt to reinvent the horror wheel. It merely centered on nice emotional performances, a thick oppressive environment, and pitch-perfect leap scares. Savage has expertise within the style with underrated discovered footage gems like Host and Dashcam. With The Boogeyman, he continues to grasp what makes horror followers tick beneath a extra conventional lens and the edge-of-your-seat stress was solely heightened by the household trauma at its core.
Each critics and audiences responded to that traditional strategy too. The Boogeyman scared up a recent 61% on Rotten Tomatoes whereas taking in over $67 million on the field workplace on a $35 million price range. Moviegoers are craving high quality horror — when 2023 is put into the cinematic file books it will likely be remembered extra for movies like Scream VI, Evil Useless Rise, and M3GAN, however The Boogeyman’s success shouldn’t be missed. It’s up there with a number of the greatest King diversifications ever made.
When you can’t anticipate Boogeyman’s Hulu debut on October 5, you may presently lease or purchase the movie on all main VOD platforms. The movie can be releasing on Blu-ray on October 3.