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The Boogeyman

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A young man is traumatized by memories of terrible events in his childhood bedroom. Years later he returns home to face his fears
Paperback, 25 pages
Published March 1973
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Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: literature

مع ستيفن كينج عليك دائما أن تواجه مخاوفك
رجل تربيته دينية متشدده
أمه لديها ميل إلى السيطرة

رفضت زواجه و قاطعت التدخل فى حياته و المشاركة فى رعاية أطفاله و احتقرت زوجته
هو معجب بنفسه لدرجة كبيرة و يرى أن زوجته تورطه فى الأطفال لتربطه بها دائما

بينما يموت أطفاله الواحد تلو الأخر فى ظروف عجيبه يظن هو أن الرجل المخيف هو السبب
من هو الرجل المخيف و هل يظل مختبئا فى الخزانه لا يخرج إلا للقتل

نسيت أن أقول أنها من مجموعة نايت شيفت
Aug 30, 2019 rated it liked it
اسوا انواع الخوف هو الخوف من الغد..و البغض هو إبن الخوف
في بداياته و على نضافة ؛يخبرنا كينج عبر قصة مؤلمة اكثر منها مرعبة؛ تؤكد ان: العاهات لن تنجب الا عاهات و الجيل الثالث لن يكون سوى ضحايا على مذبح : الحرية في بلد الحرية

يروي بيلنجز لطبيب نفسي قصة حياته التي شهدت موت اطفاله الثلاثة قبيل بلوغهم لسن الرابعة..و قتلهم جميعا : رجل الخزانة
لنتعرف على زيجة امريكية تقليدية في الستينات تمت اضطرارا قبيل بلوغ الزوجين سن العشرين بسبب حمل الزوجة..الزوج "الذي يعتقد انه فاتنا" و يعتقد انه يستحق هذه الخزانة ا
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: stephen-king, رعب
ستيفن كينج بيجبرك تلتهم كل صفحة عشان توصل للنهاية وفي آخر الرواية بيدلق عليك جردل مية متلجة عشان تترعب أكتر ... الرواية عن رجل مريض نفسي بس مرضه أثر علي كل اللي حواليه من وجهة نظري المريض هو القاتل هو مخترع شخصية الرجل المخيف نتيجة سيطرة أمه عليه وهو صغير ومحاولاتها التحكم في أفعاله واختيارته حتي لما اختار المرأة اللي هيتجوزها اختارها بعدم رغبة أمه اللي وصفتها بأنها عاهرة ... نيجي بقي للست اللي اتجوزها من وجهة نظره إنها كانت غبية وضعيفة مسلوبة الإرادة بس في نفس الوقت شاكك إنها بتحاول تسيطر عليه ...more
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Horror Short Story
Recommended to Jason by: Night Shift by Stephen King
Update, 7/23/18:

I needed to move my old review over here because I see some undoubtedly well-meaning goodreads librarian took the old "The Boogeyman" page and changed it to an alternate version of Night Shift which is the collection from whence this story came, and now my older review of this story shows up as another review of the entire book... Some people are so much help I can barely stand it.

Original review, 10/30/14:

Long has it been since the ending to a story gave me a chill, but this one
Evelyn (devours and digests words)
That awkward moment when you don't know who to compliment most. The writer or the narrator. Or both?

In all fairness, without Stephen King's exceptional atmospheric writing, John Glover himself couldn't have captured every words into intense emotions. I legit saw every scenes play out across my mind as he narrates. Kudos to these two. They work so well with each other - hand in hand.

The Boogeyman is such a creepy tale and a great treat to read/listen to in the dark before dozing off for the night
Lady Nerd
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holy moly this gave me the creeps!
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
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Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely phenomenal, truly scary and terrifying, especially the ending, what an unexpected twist. A story worthy of Edgar Allen Poe himself. Something that would fit in well today for a CreepyPasta Story.

What really shines here is the adult belief that it “must be all in the child’s mind”. The inate belief that a child’s imagination is playing tricks on them, ergo, it cannot be true.

It is this kind of story that I have heard associated with King and am finally able to see the ‘horror genre’ as
Cande ♥
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly, I really liked this. I recommend the audiobook
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
I’ve never been a horror movie or book fan. It’s just never really been my thing. But everyone has told me that you can’t go wrong with Stephen King. I decided that I’d like to start with one of his short stories first, to get a glimpse at his writing.

This book was short but it still had this creepy vibe to it. I was hooked throughout the entire 25 pages. This definitely made me consider King’s books and I have The Shining waiting to be read on my shelf.
Laura Wilson
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
King is a master of pacing. In this story, the main character, Billings, is retelling a traumatic experience to a psychologist. For backstory moments, we are firmly in the office, Billings is speaking, the psychologist replies, they have movements, we know where we are. But as the story becomes more frightening, more intense, the gaps between dialogue close, and we're treated to a first person account of the boogeyman. It is skillfully done, and a creepy, creepy story that lingers long after you ...more
القراءة الأولى لـ ستيفن كينغ
قصة قصيرة لمريض نفسي أمه سيطرت على حياته من صغره، تمرد عليها بزواجه من فتاة لم ترغب بها امه وتراها عاهرة
يرى بيلينجز أن زوجته تريد توريطه بإنجاب الأطفال لأعتقادها بأنه يظل متعلق بها بهذه الطريقة
تنعكس كل هذه الإضطرابات على سلوك بيلينجز النفسي فـ يقتل أولاده واحد تلو الأخر ويدّعي وجود رجل مخيف يخرج من الخزانة ليقتل أولاده
أجمل ما في الرواية أنها قصيرة جداً ومع ذلك تحمل مشاعر وأفكار عديدة
حبيت الغلاف لكن أرى ينقصه المخالب الطويلة ;)) :D
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: best-to-worst
I read this short story because a channel on YouTube said that it was one of the scariest short stories he has ever read. After reading the short story, I'm left very disappointed. The story was very mediocre and unspecial, and the main character was very unlikeable and such a complete idiot. In addition, the story ended in such a lame plot twist that I can tell the author thought was creepy but in reality didn't make any sense.

Chad Evans
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short Story found in Stephen King's Night Shift collection is creepy and makes you hate and empathize with the main character at the same time. Only fault the ending was too cliched and didn't go with the mood as the rest of the story.
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'd read this before, evidently, since Night Shift is marked as read, but I couldn't remember it and re-read it based on some recommendations. It's a good wee short story, but the ending my brain wanted was better than the ending I got, which was a bit of a shame.
Merlyn Thomas
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Kept me hooked till the last page...awesome writing.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
i loved it all but the ending
Melissa Mcdonagh
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Creepy as fuck. Glad I don't have a wardrobe in my room
Kaitlyn (ktxx22) Walker
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Uhhh NOPE! Lol damnit King I think I maybe just got over my fear of the closet... and the you drop this bomb on me this story is scary. And yet I loved it. Great premise and atmosphere.
Ana Gvozdenović
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alyssa Acula
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really creepy and atmosphere despite of its short length. Made me realize why Stephen King has been quite a lauded author in the horror genre.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No matter how many times I read this, it still scares me senseless.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stephen-king
Didn’t realize that Boogeyman movie was made from a Stephen King book.
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M ...more
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