Chad Schimke

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

THE BOOGEYMAN SHORT STORY REVIEW

THE BOOGEYMAN SHORT STORY REVIEW - A beleaguered father, plagued by guilt, visits a psychiatrist. As he lays on the couch, he recounts the murders of his three children. The Boogeyman was originally published in the March 1973 issue of Cavalier, and later collected in Stephen King's 1978 short story collection, entitled Night Shift. If you’re a regularly reader of my blog, you’re well aware of my fondness for this fellow horror writer. Some of my earliest reading memories are being engrossed in novels like Carrie, Pet Semetary, Cujo and Christine. King takes our subconscious fears, creates relatable characters, and loves a twist ending. What horror writer doesn’t imagine a monster lurking in the closet? While this story is very short, in that respect, it doesn’t disappoint. A must read! 











8 comments:

  1. Who doesn't like a little boogeyman at night?

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  2. Gotta love King.......the master. Bogeyman ah yes, he lived a the end of my bed for a few years, as I recall.

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  3. Scary stuff, Brad. I'm still afraid of the bogeyman.

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  4. A short review for a short story! Glad the review wasn't as scary as the story :D
    Cheers Chad!

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  5. Whether you like a good scare or not, Stephen King is very talented, no doubt.

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  6. Stephen King, master storyteller!

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  7. Even though King has written other genres now, my early exposure to him as a horror writer has left me too weary to pick up any of his later books.

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