Ant-Man star David Dastmalchian proclaims the upcoming film The Boogeyman is the scariest movie he has seen in a long time. Horror author Stephen King has had a number of his stories adapted for both the big and small screens. Many have proved capable translations of the source material, such as The Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, It: Chapter One, and Misery. With The Boogeyman set to premiere in theaters this summer, it remains to be seen if King has another hit on his hands.
Speaking with ComicBook.com for his new film Boston Strangler, Dastmalchian has called King’s latest adaptation, The Boogeyman, one of the scariest movies he has ever seen. The actor hyped up the movie with his bold claim. Read what he said about The Boogeyman below:
The Boogeyman is, I got to see it. It’s one of the scariest films I’ve seen in a long time. The performances are amazing.
What to Expect From The Boogeyman
The Boogeyman is an adaptation of King’s 1973 short story of the same name. Directed by Dashcam‘s Rob Savage, the film stars The Mindy Project‘s Chris Messina as Will, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Vivien Lyra Blair as Sawyer, Yellowjackets‘ Sophie Thatcher as Sadie, and Dastmalchian as Lester. The script was penned by A Quiet Place duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods along with Black Swan‘s Mark Heyman.
The Boogeyman centers on Sadie and Sawyer as they struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives following the unexpected death of their mother. Meanwhile, their father Will wrestles with his own pain stemming from the tragic loss, neglecting his own children’s emotional needs. His distance from the two will likely see him dismiss their claims of a mysterious violent force lurking within their house.
With King’s original source material light on story due to its narrative form, The Boogeyman will likely expand on the characters, their backstories, and the plot to enrich the adaptation. As much of the film’s story has been kept under wraps, it is unclear how the movie’s narrative has been changed. Audiences will finally get a chance to see how The Boogeyman has potentially improved the story when it hits theaters this summer.