“The Boogeyman” arrives on digital, including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Fandango/Vudu, on August 29, 2023 before heading to Blu-ray and DVD on October 10. That’s just in time for Halloween season, so plan your movie marathons accordingly. In “The Boogeyman,” “two sisters — along with their therapist father — are reeling from their mother’s death. When a desperate patient comes to their home, he leaves behind a terrifying entity that feeds on its victims’ suffering.” Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, and David Dastmalchian star.
The release comes with the following bonus features:
- Into the Darkness Featurette – Open the door into the dark world of The Boogeyman as the cast and crew share how the terrifying tale, based on Stephen King’s classic short story, was crafted.
- Outtakes – It’s not all just jump scares and bumps in the night. Join the cast for some lighthearted fun in the outtakes.
It’s interesting that one of the two features consists of funny outtakes, something usually reserved for comedies. I guess they wanted to lighten the mood.
In his /Film review of “The Boogeyman,” Ben Pearson wrote: “Rob Savage’s ‘The Boogeyman,’ the latest in a long line of Stephen King adaptations, is a solid, sturdy entry in the modern horror canon. Loosely based on King’s short story about a terrifying creature that targets a family, this version expands the narrative’s scope while still maintaining a contained, personal feel.” I personally thought “The Boogeyman” was effective, if slight. It has great style and some genuinely creepy moments, but it lacks the horrifying bite of the Stephen King story that inspired it. No matter — it’s still a pretty good little chiller, and will no doubt make a fine addition to your collection should you choose to scoop it up.