This summer, 20th Century Studios is bringing out a brand-new horror-thriller film from the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, “The Boogeyman”, which tells the story of a high school student called Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren’t getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient 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.
“The Boogeyman,” is directed by Rob Savage (“Host”) with a screenplay by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (“A Quiet Place”) and Mark Heyman (“Black Swan”) and a screen story by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods based upon the short story by Stephen King, stars Sophie Thatcher (“Yellowjackets”), Chris Messina (“Air”), Vivien Lyra Blair (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”), Marin Ireland (“The Umbrella Academy”), Madison Hu (“Bizaardvark”), LisaGay Hamilton (“Vice”), and David Dastmalchian (“Boston Strangler”).
The producers for the film include Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things”), Dan Levine (“Arrival”), and Dan Cohen (“The Adam Project”), with John H. Starke (“Sicario”), Emily Morris (“Rosaline”), Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, Ryan Cunningham, Adam Kolbrenner (“The Tomorrow War”), and Robyn Meisinger serving as executive producers.
When Is “The Boogeyman” Released?
“The Boogeyman” is being released exclusively in cinemas on June 2nd 2023.
When Will “The Boogeyman” Be On Disney+?
Currently, no official Disney+ release date has yet been announced.
In 2023, the rules about where Disney’s films arrive on its streaming services have changed. Internationally, it’s pretty simple, we know that “The Boogeyman” will come to Disney+ at some point later this year.
But in the United States, things are even more complicated following the recent news that Hulu is soon to be offered within Disney+ in the United States, and more mature themed films like the upcoming Searchlight Film, “Flamin’ Hot”, will debut on both Hulu and Disney+.
While this film is a horror, it is only rated a PG-13, so while in the past, I would have said without question that this film would have gone to Hulu, the rule book is out the window in 2023. And it’s possible, we could see “The Boogeyman” available on Disney+ in the US, but it could easily also shift sideways to Hulu.
As with all new theatrical releases, Disney plays its release schedule close to its chest. It treats each film release individually, depending on the film’s success. Some films have arrived on Disney+ within 45 days of its initial release, while others have taken months, as Disney returns to trying to balance making more money from its films and providing value to subscribers.
However, in 2023, new films are starting to take much longer to arrive on streaming services, than they did in 2022, because the pandemic is now over, and Disney is returning to wanting films to have longer theatrical runs.
It’s likely that we won’t see “The Boogeyman” arrive on Disney’s streaming services until around 90 days, after the theatrical release, which would be in early September, just in time for Halloween.
Is “The Boogeyman” Coming To Disney+ Premier Access?
Disney has confirmed that following the release of “Jungle Cruise”, it won’t be using Disney+ Premier Access, instead offering selected movies exclusively in cinemas first, before being released on Disney’s streaming services.
What Time Will “The Boogeyman” Be Released On Disney+
Disney+ updates daily at the following times:
Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
UK: 08:00 AM
Sydney, Australia – 19:00 PM
Sometimes films can arrive a few minutes later as the servers update. The Disney+ front page usually updates about an hour later.
Are you looking forward to seeing “The Boogeyman”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.