Who says summer can’t be scary?
You can give yourself a good old supernatural fright this summer season as two of the season’s biggest horror hits arrive on streaming.
First up we have 20th Century Studios latest Stephen King adaption The Boogeyman. Based on a short story from the famed author, the movie tells the story of Sadie Harper, a young woman concerned that her sister’s fear of the dark may be more than just childhood insecurities.
Despite underperforming during its opening weekend and garnering a mixed response from critics, The Boogeyman proved to have legs with audiences and ultimately grossed $82 million worldwide. The movie continues Stephen King’s reign as one of the most adapted authors in recent history, and the box-office is a testament to his enduring popularity. Available to rent or own now, you may want to sleep with the lights on after giving this one a look.
Finally, the most surprising horror hit of the summer scares its way to streaming early. Insidious: The Red Door shattered all expectations when it debuted last month atop the box-office and leaving its estimates in the dust. With a final box-office tally of $182.4 million, the fifth entry has become the most successful Insidious chapter to date.
Picking up where the second film left off, The Red Door reintroduces us to the Lambert family. Now fractured from their past trauma, we witness Josh and Dalton struggle with their repressed memories as The Further reaches out to claim them once more.
Given that The Red Door was only released on July 7th, this is quite a quick turnaround to streaming. However, we have seen Blumhouse opt for an earlier at home release before, usually when a movie surpasses the $100 million mark with surprising speed (we’re looking at you, M3GAN.)
So, what are you waiting for? Check out these demonic dilemmas and give yourself a good scare. Both are available to rent or own now via all good on-demand outlets.