The genre of horror can be seen in different creations. It can be seen in movies, literature, pictures, and music. Stephen King is mentioned by many by “the King of Horror”.
He has published many works within horror, and he is very known for his work. The text The Boogeyman might introduce horror in a different way, someone might never have thought of before. The Boogeyman is written by Stephen King and published in 1973.
The story The Boogeyman is written in the genre fiction, which is literature created from the imagination, though it may be based on a true story or situation.
The fiction genre is seen on the story’s plot, where the main character Lester shares his story about the death of his children and the Boogeyman with the alleged therapist, that somehow ends as the boogeyman.
This also lets the reader know that the story is written in the genre Horror. This is shown throughout the story’s intention to scare and frighten by feelings like horror and terror.
The story is written in a supernatural approach, which is seen by the unnatural monster, the boogeyman and the ability to be invisible. This monster is known to be a mythical creature, that is used by adults to frighten children into good behavior.
The story’s main character is Lester Billings. He is a 28-year old man with a failed marriage and three deceased children.
He is described by the psychologist, dr. Harper, as haggard with a receding hairline and an obvious drinking problem. He was born in 1944, where he was raised when the husband was the supreme ruler of the household.
He frequently uses racial words like nigger and gook, and this lets the reader known that he is a racist or raised in a time where the black people where inferior people.
This is seen on page 25 line 40 and page 28 line 78. Lester describes his mother as judgmental and overzealous in her protection.
Lester is not exactly the ideal picture of a father and husband. Through the story, one read that Lester has killed his three children, but he thinks it an imaginary monster called the boogeyman that did it.
This is seen on p.22 l.2 and p.24 ll. 8-9. When Lester describes the circumstances of the death of his children, he seems paranoid and possibly schizophrenic (p.22-23 ll. 12-15)