The whole point of a horror movie is to scare its audience, but Stephen King’s latest adaptation of The bogeyman apparently delivered a moment that worked so well that it had to be changed. According to the director wild robthe reveal of the film’s titular monster was so chilling for audiences that their reaction drowned out some dialogue that immediately followed and led Savage to make some edits.
The bogeyman was originally supposed to be released straight to Hulu, but after impressive test screenings, the film was promoted to a full theatrical release. Based on the short story from horror master King, it looks like this will be another successful adaptation of the author’s work. In an interview with Empire, Savage explained how changes had to be made to the film to allow viewers to react to one of the scariest scenes. He said:
“The first time you see the creature, the audience screamed so loudly, then immediately started talking with their neighbors and gossiping, that they completely missed the following lines. So we had to recut it and build in 45 seconds of padding, just so they didn’t miss any vital information.”
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As with many adaptations of King’s short stories, there are many ways to interpret the material, and The bogeyman makes some changes to the original story. According to the synopsis:
“High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and not getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who manages his own pain. When a desperate patient turns 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.”
When it’s the first time The bogeyman was adapted for the big screen, the story was made into a short film before which can be found on YouTube and is a more faithful adaptation of the story. However, early talk of this new release certainly seems to suggest that the film will rub shoulders with some of the best adaptations of King’s stories.
For fans of the master of horror, many more movies and TV shows are in the works, including Welcome to Derbythe prequel series of HEand adaptations of his new novels Billy Summers And Fairy tale. A potential adaptation of The dark tower by Mike Flanagan. While that should be enough to keep going, as the author continues to release a new novel every year, between new stories and remakes of old ones, there are still plenty of projects to come from the mind of one. of the world’s greatest writers. .
The bogeyman will be released on June 2.