By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Once destined for Hulu release, it’s now set to open exclusively in theaters nationwide this summer.
20th Century Studios and 21 Laps’ THE BOOGEYMAN will hit theaters June 2. Directed by Rob Savage (HOST) from a script by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A QUIET PLACE) and Mark Heyman (BLACK SWAN) based on Stephen King’s short story, it stars Sophie Thatcher (YELLOWJACKETS), Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, Marin Ireland (THE EMPTY MAN, THE DARK AND THE WICKED), Madison Hu, LisaGay Hamilton and David Dastmalchian. The synopsis: “High school student Sadie Harper [Thatcher] and her younger sister Sawyer [Blair] are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren’t getting much support from their father, Will [Messina], a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.”