The Boogeyman (2023) Review by: Amanda Guarragi
There have been many Stephen King adaptations over the years; some have been better than others. The Boogeyman is unique because it is a short story in King’s anthology series Night Shift. Co-writers Scott Beck, Bryan Woods and Mark Heyman adapted a 10-page story into a feature film, which turned out well. The lore of the boogeyman has been around for decades, and King added depth to what the creature did. The boogeyman is meant to prey on children, but it does prey on weakness in this adaptation. After Lester Billings (David Dastmalchian) walks into Will Harper’s (Chris Messina) office to seek therapy, the creature that killed his children and terrorized his family passes through to Harper’s home. The boogeyman needed to feed on a new host.