Film review: The Boogeyman

Reporters from London Mums Magazine were invited to watch Stephen King’s highly-anticipated film adaptation of The Boogeyman.

Reporters from London Mums Magazine were invited to watch Stephen King’s highly-anticipated film adaptation of The Boogeyman.

The story

The Boogeyman is a short story by Stephen King that tells the story of a man named Lester Billings who is talking to a psychiatrist named Dr. Harper. Billings begins by telling Harper that he “killed” his three children. He then goes on to explain that the children were killed by a monstrous boogeyman who emerges from closets . The story is a classic horror tale that plays on the fear of the unknown and the fear of things that go bump in the night. The Boogeyman turns our worst nightmares into a reality by conjuring a creature capable of teleporting into closets.

The movie is directed by Rob Savage a British film director, screenwriter, film editor and film producer. He is known for his work on “Host”, “Dashcam” and “The Boogeyman”. He was also named a 2013 Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

 

The trailer

The verdict

The horror aspect for me was not there and I’m usually scared of horror movies. The plot was weak and very predictable. Throughout the movie you never find out who or what the boogeyman is. The film does not come close to giving you any kind of scary nightmares. The young teenage daughters in the movie, Vivien Lyra Blair and Sophie Thatcher, are the main characters in the movie and their roles lack depth and emotion.

The Boogeyman is a horror story that has been adapted into a movie. It is intended to be scary and suspenseful, but that was not portrayed in the plot.

London Mums’ rating: 4/10.

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