Stephen King’s “The Boogeyman” is Creepy, Say Early Reactions from Critics
Stephen King’s short story “The Boogeyman” has always been considered one of his scariest works. As one of the stories included in the collection “Night Shift,” the tale of a man haunted by a creature in his children’s closet has inspired fear in readers for years.
Now, with the upcoming release of a film adaptation of the story, critics are sharing their early reactions, and it seems that the fear factor hasn’t diminished.
Creeping Out Critics
According to reports, early screenings of the new film adaptation of “The Boogeyman” have been successful, with many critics commenting on how unsettling and creepy the movie is.
The film sticks closely to the original short story, telling the tale of a man who loses all three of his children to the titular boogeyman. As he struggles to come to terms with their deaths, he realizes that the creature may still be lurking in his own home.
The film is said to be incredibly tense, with suspense building throughout the entire running time. Critics have praised the performances of the cast, particularly the lead actor who plays the grieving father.
The Return of the Boogeyman
King’s “The Boogeyman” has always been one of his most popular stories, and the new film adaptation is likely to be a hit with horror fans. The story is particularly effective because it taps into a very real fear that many people experience as children: the fear of monsters hiding in closets or under beds.
While the story has been adapted before (most notably in 1982 for a segment in the horror anthology “Creepshow”), this new film promises to be a fresh take on the classic tale.
If early reactions from critics are anything to go by, “The Boogeyman” is set to be a chilling and memorable horror film. For fans of Stephen King and horror in general, this is definitely one to watch out for.
The new film adaptation of “The Boogeyman” is due for release later this year, and is sure to be a hit with horror fans everywhere.