When it comes to most things, simple is best, which is possibly the reason why The Boogeyman really works… it could also be that it’s from the mind of the master of horror, Stephen King.

Our movie reviewer Ben O’Shea said the film is based on a short story King wrote in 1973 and follows a family of a dad and his two daughters who were living with the recent trauma of losing their wife and mother in a car accident.

When O’Shea spoke to the film’s director Rob Savage, he said he wanted to “create that feeling of when you’re a kid and you think you hear something that goes bump in the night but you’re too scared to call out to your parents,” adding that he wanted moviegoers to be too scared to turn off the lights in their bedroom.

Does he achieve this?

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